Ohio Vote

Bush campaign asks chief justice to dismiss challenge of election results

The Bush campaign yesterday asked Chief Justice Thomas Moyer to dismiss a challenge of the presidential election results in Ohio by 37 voters.

The filing said the voters' arguments -- quoting here -- "resemble a poorly drafted script for a late night conspiracy-theory movie and fall far short of a legitimate election contest under Ohio law." Meanwhile, Jesse Jackson held a rally in Columbus yesterday before hundreds of people to support the challenge and urge members of the US Senate to debate Ohio's results on Thursday when Congress officially tallies the electoral votes. At least one member of the House and Senate must raise an objection; US Representative Stephanie Tubbs Jones has said she'll challenge the results. Apparently no one has come forward in the Senate. Ohio Secretary of State Kenneth Blackwell says there's no reason to prolong the election.