January 07, 2005

Electoral Vote to Edwards

It's official:

286 [electoral votes] for Bush, 251 for Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., and one vote for Kerry's running mate, John Edwards, D-N.C.
The faithless elector in Minnesota, who probably just wrote down the wrong name absent-mindedly, actually voted for "John Ewards," but it's been counted as a vote for Edwards.

This means-- just for the record-- that candidates receiving the vote of yours truly in 2004 racked up 287 electoral votes.

Posted by John Tabin at January 7, 2005 03:22 AM
Comments

i heard jimmy carter today on npr absolutely lambasting israel for only allowing 7 voting booths for palestinians in some area. i wish someone would make liberals wake up to this hostile, foolish, and anti-Semitic person who incredibly enough was once president, and probably though his conduct during the Iran hostage crisis did alot to foster fundamentalist terrorism.

Posted by: lee tabin at January 7, 2005 02:43 PM

Fun historical sidenote - the last non-presidential candidate to get one vote in the electoral college was Ronald Reagan in 1976.

http://www.archives.gov/federal_register/electoral_college/votes/1977_1981.html#1976

Posted by: Dave Weigel at January 7, 2005 07:50 PM

I wonder if that Elector in Minnesota moved up from Palm Beach county?

It really is too bad, though; my man (Howard Dean) didn`t get any votes at all. (I knew I should have voted for Edwards in the Primary!)

We are STILL paying dearly for the Carter presidency; how that clown has the nerve to show his face in polite society is beyond me!

Posted by: Timothy Birdnow at January 7, 2005 08:19 PM