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Wednesday, January 05, 2005

The Informed Citizen's Guide To The 2004 Election

Georgia10 at DailyKos has another great posting, The Informed Citizen's Guide To The 2004 Election.

A collection of good information, some already linked to here, but also the news that we won't have to worry about John Kerry approving of an objection to the Electoral College certification:

Where is Senator Kerry in all this? Kerry, always the Statesman, will be in Iraq, on a 13-day fact finding mission for peace in the Middle East. Why the notable absence from the elector certification? Some say the answer is simply human. It would be too painful for him to have to cast a vote denying him the White House and making the man who spit so much vitriol at him for two years President again. Others say it has a much more strategic reason. If there were to be an objection, Kerry's absence would avoid a Representative asking the Distinguished Senator from Massachusetts what he think should be done.

In any event, Kerry will not be objecting, and most believe it would be in poor form to do so anyway. All eyes will be on Senator Boxer (D-CA), who has said she is "considering it", Senator Byrd (D- WV) (as it may be his last term, does he have nothing to lose?) and freshman Senator Obama (D-IL) (will he set the tone for the rest of his political career and stand up for the Party?)