Monday, September 15, 2003

California recall delayed
A judge has sided with the ACLU and postponed the California recall till the state completes its replacement of punchcard polling machines. There are no details on when it will be rescheduled, though the already scheduled March primary is a good bet.

As to the recall itself, this is probably good news for Davis and bad news for Arnold. I'm curious as to whether this delay will have any broader side effects. Will continuing this farce into the real election cycle hurt fundraising? If so, who is likely to be hurt the most? By dragging this into a few more news cycles, will other stories be pushed off the front page? Again, who hurts and who benefits? Much as i like seeing this stupid recall slapped down, I hate seeing anything give Bush some breathing space.

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