You may be asking yourself why the Republican Party is filing voter fraud complaints all over, getting people like Van Hollen in Wisconsin, and the Colorado secretary of state to file crazed lawsuits to purge voter roles, and making the incredibly big stink over and over again about ACORN, when they keep losing the lawsuits, and when it hasn't seemed to have a big effect on the public? I asked myself this very question, and the answer I came up with is disheartening.
Personally I think they're intentionally poisoning the well, and preparing for a massive legal assault against the outcome of the 2008 election. After all, if you can't disenfranchise as many people as you need to to win the election, then the next best thing is to raise doubts over and over and over before the election in hopes of having your lawyers, talk radio hosts, and anyone else you can enlist to raise questions after the election.
I expect that there's a good chance that the aftermath of this election (if it is ANYTHING like close) will make the "hanging chad, Sore Loserman, stolen vote" debacle of 2000 look like a cakewalk.
All the more reason to go out and vote even if you're in a non-swing state, or you think that the outcome is a done deal. It can only be a done deal if the results are overwhelming. Help make it so.