And the Winner Is…..

…. Well, we don’t know.

Bush is claiming victory, but is officially one electoral college vote shy of re-election, although appears to be ahead by 100,000 votes in Ohio. Kerry isn’t conceding, and is wanting to wait until the provisional ballots are checked out and counted, as there could be as many as 250,000 of them in Ohio. That process could take eleven days.

It’s deja vu, all over again.

I imagine that, for the next two weeks, there will be jostling for position, spin put on the results, litigation filed about whether to count the provisional ballots (and probably many, many challenges on individual ballots), and no clear winner.

Suddenly, I feel like I’ve gone back in time! 🙂