Wednesday, December 03, 2008

In this day and age?

I think it's a total load of crap that the election has been over for nearly a month and there's still no winner in the Coleman/Franken race in Minnesota.

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Democrat Al Franken caught a couple of breaks Tuesday as the recount in Minnesota's U.S. Senate race drew closer to a finish, though not enough to undo Republican Sen. Norm Coleman's persistent lead.

As Ramsey County wrapped up its recount, officials there discovered and tallied 171 ballots that weren't counted on election night. Franken gained 37 votes on Coleman's lead.

Coleman led by 215 votes out of 2.9 million cast before the recount. The lead has bounced up and down since the recount began, but the exact margin is difficult to know because both sides have put thousands of ballots in limbo through challenges. The disputed ballots won't be sorted out until a canvassing board meeting that begins Dec. 16.

Why is it so frigging difficult to computerize and automate the voting process? You can go on the Internet and order black rubber dildos in any quantity you like these days but when it comes to choosing an elected official, you may as well forget it.

We ask ourselves every day why it is that manufacturing and innovation has left this country and gone overseas. Look no further than examples like this for your answer.

1 comment:

Handyman said...

seems like you have some prior experience in ordering those black dildoes, hmmmm?