Ewards in ’08!

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Last updated on March 5th, 2018 at 01:33 pm

Who needs Republican dirty tricks when you can rely on stupid Minnesota Democrats?

Defeated Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry likely is going to get one less electoral vote nationally than he should have—251 instead of 252—because of an apparent mistake Monday by one of Minnesota’s 10 DFL electors.

One of the 10 handwritten ballots cast for president carried the name of vice presidential candidate John Edwards (actually spelled “Ewards” on the ballot) rather than Kerry.

There was stunned silence after the announcement that Edwards had gotten a vote for president, but none of the 10 electors volunteered that they voted for Edwards as a protest, nor did anyone step forward to admit an error.

Meuers said he was certain that the Edwards ballot wasn’t his, but he noted that “both the candidates were named John, and the ballots looked pretty much alike.”

As Free Will’s Aaron notes: “Look, guys, you got the benefit of the doubt with the ‘butterfly ballots’ in 2000, but we can’t dumb it down for you much more than this.”

Posted by Tim B. on 12/15/2004 at 02:27 PM
    1. Maybe he simply couldn’t remember John WhatsHisFace’s name

      Posted by murph on 2004 12 15 at 03:35 PM • permalink


    1. Margo?

      Posted by Spiny Norman on 2004 12 15 at 03:56 PM • permalink


    1. So Edwards was Selected, not Elected?

      Posted by JayC on 2004 12 15 at 04:12 PM • permalink


    1. hand…written…ballots for the President of the United States?

      Posted by cuckoo on 2004 12 15 at 04:15 PM • permalink


    1. Handwritten ballots are a great idea.  Cos whenever someone – usually on the left – makes a stupid argument about stealing elections, just remind them there are a stack of ballots sitting in a warehouse somewhere, and that they are free to conduct a recount at their leisure.

      Posted by Elliott on 2004 12 15 at 04:28 PM • permalink


    1. It’s biased and unfair to expect Democrats to be able to write…

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 2004 12 15 at 04:40 PM • permalink


    1. ROFLMAO!  So the electoral college needs to go back to school?  Geesh… and it wasn’t even spelled right?  What kind of people do Dems delegate for the electoral voting?  😀

      Posted by mamapajamas on 2004 12 15 at 05:03 PM • permalink


    1. Faithless cowards!

      Posted by Quentin George on 2004 12 15 at 05:38 PM • permalink


    1. What actually happened was the elector was a little confused.

      She wrote:

      “John. You know, the pretty one. Nice hair. Cute smile”.

      Posted by Quentin George on 2004 12 15 at 05:39 PM • permalink


    1. It sounds too good to be true. I’m going to wait for Rather to weigh in.

      Posted by J. Peden on 2004 12 15 at 05:46 PM • permalink


    1. The US must waste no time in spending vast amounts of money to sponsor:

      Voting For Dummies

      Well, at least the folks in Florida didn’t have anything to do with this.

      Posted by CJosephson on 2004 12 15 at 11:26 PM • permalink


    1. You see what happens when you have quotas?

      Posted by Andrew Ian Dodge on 2004 12 16 at 12:22 AM • permalink


    1. The EWARDS’ campaign is like a caged hamster, gathering steam as it rolls into a town near you.

      EWARDS IN ‘08
      EWARDS IN ‘08

      Posted by Blue on 2004 12 16 at 02:15 AM • permalink


    1. don’t laugh at the Ewards clan!

      (you reckon this dork was a product of a public school?)

      Posted by benson swears a lot on 2004 12 16 at 02:25 AM • permalink


    1. Another explaination is that after four years of the Bush-Cheney-Rice Junta’s depredations, millioniare trial lawyers are selling consonants for food.

      “Pat, I’d like to sell a vowel.”

      Posted by Blue on 2004 12 16 at 02:26 AM • permalink


    1. Boy, and I thought butterfly ballots were supposed to be hard.

      “What?  There are *two* candidates named John?  How am I supposed to figure out which is which?”

      Posted by JorgXMcKie on 2004 12 16 at 11:58 AM • permalink


    1. Note that it is the Republicans who are knwon as the ‘stupid party’. I guess that makes the Democrats the ‘slack-jawed, knuckle-dragging, borderline-mentally-retarded party’.

      As Ann Coulter says, this election is the gift that keeps on giving. It’s the fact that this drongo misspelt Edwards’s name that elevates this from merely hilarious to riotously funny.

      Posted by David Gillies on 2004 12 17 at 05:48 AM • permalink


    1. And yes, I can spell ‘known’.

      Posted by David Gillies on 2004 12 17 at 05:49 AM • permalink


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