The NYPost reports
that the "Laywers Committee for the Kerry campaign has raised $2 million to support recount efforts".
You can't make this stuff up. Former Clinton Assistant Counsel Jeff Connaughton says the Republicans are engaged in vote suppression because "when a lot of people vote, Democrats win." In short, the argument is: Any time a Democrat doesn't the win the presidency, it's a miscarriage of democracy. That's a good line to fire up the base, and rationalize defeat to boot.
Of course, rationalizing is what lawyers do best. But you'd think vigilance against voter fraud would be a bipartisan issue. As "Stealing Elections" author John Fund points out, at least eight of the 9/11 hijackers were registered to vote in U.S. elections.
In fact, many of the Democrats' legal efforts and claims of disenfranchisement are meant to thwart attempts to stop ineligible voters. Jesse Jackson and the NAACP routinely complain that, if the felons in Florida weren't "disenfranchised," Al Gore would be president today.
Hey, Gore would be president if Canadians were allowed to vote, too, or if residents of heavily Democratic districts in Florida could vote twice. Too bad those pesky election laws have been used systematically to cheat Democrats of the presidency!