Day By Day© by Chris Muir.

Tuesday, December 28, 2004

The mountain was a molehill -- and AP does it again

After all the hoo-ha, it turns out that there was only a 300 vote difference after the Ohio recount (that Kerry said he wouldn't support before he changed his mind and supported) -- and the news is that President Bush still won by a wide margin:

Election officials finished the presidential recount in Ohio on Tuesday, with the final tally shaving about 300 votes off President Bush (news - web sites)'s six-figure margin of victory in the state that gave him a second term.
What's amusing is that the AP entitled this article "Ohio Recount Ends, Shows Vote Closer." When I read that, I thought that it was really close -- perhaps that it had narrowed to a triple, or quadruple digit difference, not that a mere 300 had been shaved of a six digit figure!