Thursday, January 06, 2005

Ohio Vote Debate on C-SPAN and C-SPAN2

A joint session of Congress is convening now (C-SPAN) to count the electoral votes from 2004. It is expected that an objection will be raised over voter suppression related to Ohio's electoral votes, by American Patriot-of-the-month Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Rep. Stephanie Tubbs-Jones (D-OH). There will then be separate debates on the subject in the House (C-SPAN) and the Senate (C-SPAN2).

Always strange to see these Republican crooks held to account by the American people. Fasten your seatbelts.

[Update] 10:22: They've just objected. Cheney has just announced that the houses will seperate for debate. The Senate is "retiring" (i.e. walking) to its chamber.

Harry Reid has just announced that Senators who want to speak should come to the chamber and speak now. The Republicans, it appears, might choose not to speak further. I presume they've decided that an intial 5-minute broadside by DeWine (R-OH) has provided enough soundbytes for CNN, MSNBC, and the rest of the corporate media, who naturally will be interested in covering this episode largely from DeWine's perspective: that of ignoring Boxer's objection, and referring instead to other, less-well-substantiated objections about the Ohio vote that have been made over the last few months by random citizens on the ground.


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