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Reply #8: I agree the Dems did a piss-poor job of litigating this case in NY. [View All]

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Bill Bored Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-03-11 07:45 PM
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8. I agree the Dems did a piss-poor job of litigating this case in NY.
Edited on Mon Jan-03-11 07:46 PM by Bill Bored
They let stand some arguments that the Repubs made which were pure BS and easy to refute. They were unsuccessful in getting expert witnesses to testify, perhaps because they (the Dems) did not understand the testimony themselves, or the value of it.

The Court of Appeals, to their credit, asked some really good questions. They WANTED a legal standard to go by, and at this point in NY, there's an opportunity to present your own interpretation of the law since it's vague and has not yet been tested. While the Repubs had no trouble doing this, even though their interpretation was wrong, the Dems did almost nothing, relying instead on some NYC recount standard, and citing recount standards from other states, none of which is particularly well thought out.

See this post for more information about this:
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

It was a horror show!
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