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Bush 254 274, Kerry 252

FURTHER EDIT: For those of us who have joked about expat’ing, CNN says that you’ll have quite a wait to get into Canada.

Canadian officials made clear on Wednesday that any U.S. citizens so fed up with Bush that they want to make a fresh start up north would have to stand in line like any other would-be immigrants — a wait that can take up to a year.

EDIT: Kerry calls to concede.

And so it comes down, as many thought, to Ohio. 135,000 votes seperate the two in that state, with estimates of 125,000 to 170,000 provisional votes in question.

So, unless there is some amazing percentage of provisional voters that went for Kerry, it appears that Bush will come away with the 20 Electoral Votes from Ohio, and thus the presidency.

In addition, the Republican party came away with a majority in both the Senate and House of Representatives and picked off Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle.

I am, quite frankly, speechless. Especially in the South, the Republican party just destroyed the Democratic party in nearly every race. The Republican Party has done such a good job in appealing to the “single issue” voters (Abortion, Gun Control, the Religious Right, Gay Marriage) that seemingly people in the rural south don’t seem to understand that George Bush, his cabinet, and the entire National Republican Party hates their guts. They must, to have so royally screwed them economically for the last 4 years.

More as the day goes on.

By griffey

Jason Griffey is the Director of Strategic Initiatives at NISO, where he works to identify new areas of the information ecosystem where standards expertise is useful and needed. Prior to joining NISO in 2019, Jason ran his own technology consulting company for libraries, has been both an Affiliate at metaLAB and a Fellow and Affiliate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, and was an academic librarian in roles ranging from reference and instruction to Head of IT at the University of TN at Chattanooga.

Jason has written extensively on technology and libraries, including multiple books and a series of full-periodical issues on technology topics, most recently AI & Machine Learning in Libraries and Library Spaces and Smart Buildings: Technology, Metrics, and Iterative Design from 2018. His newest book, co-authored with Jeffery Pomerantz, will be published by MIT Press in 2024.

He has spoken internationally on topics such as artificial intelligence & machine learning, the future of technology and libraries, decentralization and the Blockchain, privacy, copyright, and intellectual property. A full list of his publications and presentations can be found on his CV.
He is one of eight winners of the Knight Foundation News Challenge for Libraries for the Measure the Future project (, an open hardware project designed to provide actionable use metrics for library spaces. He is also the creator and director of The LibraryBox Project (, an open source portable digital file distribution system.

Jason can be stalked obsessively online, and spends his free time with his daughter Eliza, reading, obsessing over gadgets, and preparing for the inevitable zombie uprising.

4 replies on “Bush 254 274, Kerry 252”


This country voted for this DoucheBag yet again… I say the country deserves whatever happens now. I hear Australia is nice! You and Bets wanna come with?

Thanks for reading!

Of course, if things shake out like logic dictates, instead of politician’s words, there may be a draft.

Where will his army come from when the large percentage of young voters who voted Kerry and don’t believe in the war in Iraq hop the border?

There is a significant chance Bush may come out looking twice as bad from this next four years, since the policies he put in place will continue their momentum and demonstrate how truly idiotic his policies are.

Bin Laden said he was out to bankrupt America. He just may succeed – through Bush.

Welcome to the deep south, Jason. It truly sucks to live here in election times.
Dont worry too much. Bush will run his agenda down the throats of the people and
Iraq, the economy, and jobs will continue to royally suck. Be prepared, and get ready
to weather the storm. 2 years we have Senate elections, and the war may be the key issue
this time. People wont worry much about “morality” if we are involved in another Vietnam.
Four years of this reckless administration will breed hate on a level this country has
yet to see. Democrats need to stay focused and capitilize. Learn from Feingold. Stick to
your guns. No Flip-Flopping, no surrender.

Obama in ’08.

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