Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Recounts Are Part of True & Legitimate Democracy

I'm not down with calling Burns or Allen sore losers for not conceding at this point. As we all should know by now, errors to the tune of thousands of votes can happen in elections. Burns and Allen (and any number of the House candidates who are on the losing end of a close first count) should be allowed to reflect for a moment and determine whether they believe there were errors that merit requesting a recount.

The most important thing is to get the vote count correct and to have the person chosen by the most voters win the election.


  • I thought the most important thing was to make sure that only the votes of people likely to vote for you are counted.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:51 PM  

  • Heh heh heh... Burns and Allen... I hadn't put that together yet :)

    You're totall right, Mac. This is why Virginia has an automatic recount law: because it's important to verify the will of the voters so that no one thinks the elected candidate is illegitimate. Not that we've ever had a situation where a recount was stopped mid-way and the candidate who declared victory turned out to be illegitimate... I mean... hey, he looks like his Decider-Daddy, right? :)

    By Blogger Trish Egan & Harold Phillips, at 8:04 AM  

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