Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Jihad Cyndi: "My election was stolen"

She's not out of office yet, my friends, so she will continue to humiliate herself and her district until Hank Johnson is sworn in as her replacement in January 2007. From FNC:
Rep. Cynthia McKinney, in her first public appearance since losing her re-election bid last week, said Tuesday that the black community needs to oppose electronic voting machines, which she warned can be used to steal elections.
Last week McKinney lost her bid for a seventh term in Congress. Hank Johnson, a former DeKalb County commissioner, defeated her 59 percent to 41 percent in the Democratic runoff. Johnson, like McKinney, is black, and so are most people in the suburban Atlanta district.
"You won't know who won as long as we have those electronic voting machines, with the problems that have been manifested by them," she said, criticizing Georgia officials for not requiring that paper records be kept of all votes.
Let's see: polls showed on the eve of her election that she was trailing by about 16%. She lost by 19%. Yep, it must have been that the machines were faulty! Continuing:
McKinney also charged that Georgia's system of runoff elections, where winners must always receive more than 50 percent of the vote, violates the Voting Rights Act.
This will no doubt come as a shock to cities and states across the country that have runoff elections. Who knew that runoffs were in violation of the Voting Rights Act? Finally, a familiar sight:
She refused to answer reporters' questions after her speech. A woman in McKinney's entourage got between the representative and a reporter. A male bodyguard said McKinney would not take questions.
The reporter should be thankful that he/she didn't get his/her $ss kicked by Jihad Cyndi's entourage, as is what usually happens.

So there you have it. Jihad Cyndi lost by 18% to a newcomer, but she didn't really lose. It was the electronic machines...or the runoff...or the Republican crossover vote...or the media...or George Bush...or (insert excuse du jour here). It couldn't have been the embarrassment felt by her constituents for her striking a cop and being an utter moonbat, could it? Nope. Jihad Cyndi doesn't lose fairly...or, apparently, gracefully.