Apparently, Gore has lost his arguments before the Leon County Circuit Court, as well as the U.S. Supreme Court. This is far from over, however. The Gore campaign will almost certainly appeal Sauls' decision to the Florida Supreme Court, and there's still the matter of the absentee ballots in Seminole County. CNN is calling this the "sleeper case", meaning that it could very well decide the outcome of the election, though it is receiving little attention at the moment:
The Democrats have an absentee-ballot challenge of their own. In Seminole County, a Republican election official allowed Republican functionaries to work out of the election office, adding required information on thousands of absentee-ballot applications that had not been provided by the voters. Democrats have gone to court to challenge all 15,000 absentee votes cast in the county.
Now this will prove interesting, since so many Republicans have criticized people who weren't smart enough to use the Palm Beach ballots correctly, yet they were allowed to amend incomplete ballots in Seminole? I can completely understand people not filling out the forms correctly, but shouldn't a Democrat have been allowed to complete missing information on Democratic ballots? All it takes is for 537 of those absentee votes for Bush to be thrown out, and things will get really interesting...
It's been a hectic couple of days for me. I went to a wedding in Fort Dodge with my girlfriend this weekend. I've been super busy here at work, spending all of those tax dollars on new computer equipment. I took this morning to set up my new HP Jornada 820, which I'll review after I've used it some more.