While there’s some rumbling that the Democratic National Convention might involve tear gas this year it appears that the GOP higher-ups are getting a bit worried about Huckabee’s popularity. Huckabee took all the delegates for Kansas and won Louisiana by 1 percent just to have the GOP declare McCain the winner in Washington after counting only 87% of the returns.
It would be one thing if McCain was leading by a significant number of votes, but he wasn’t. Only 242 votes stood between him and Huckabee which is less than a two percent lead with about 1500 votes unaccounted for.
Amusingly, the party leader appears to be a bit surprised that anyone would consider a party disenfranchising it’s own members to be a bit on the bizarre side of things. Apparently no one told the Washington branch that you scrap the other party’s votes, not your own.