Thursday, December 16, 2004

The Plot Thickens

From the Austin Daily Herald (emphasis mine):
No one claimed credit for the Edwards vote. Several electors said they suspected that someone unconsciously mixed up the two Johns on the ticket rather than purposefully made a political statement.

Stevens was one of them.

The former Mower County DFL chair, who was a Kerry elector, said, "It was a real shock. Most of the electors thought it must have been a mistake; particularly when the vote was 10-0 for Edwards as the vice president."

Stevens sat next to Secretary of State Mary Kiffmeyer, when the ballots were counted and saw his own ballot clearly registered a vote for Kerry as President and Edwards as Vice President.

He said the only indication that one ballot was for the other candidate and office -- expect for the candidate's name -- was the word "vice" at the bottom of the Vice President ballots.

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