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Hillary to Nigeria: Your Rigged Elections Are Kind of Like Florida 2000

10:12 AM, Aug 13, 2009 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
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ABC News reports:

NAIROBI - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton compared Nigeria's corruption and electoral problems with the 2000 Florida presidential election recount during a town hall meeting today in Abuja, Nigeria.

Answering a question about Nigeria's recent election, Clinton said, "In 2000, our presidential election came down to one state where the brother of the man running for President was the governor of the state. So we have our problems too."

This would be a good time to remind people like Hillary and Paul Begala--who said this year that Republicans "stole an entire Presidential election in 2000"--that under either the recount of the four heavily-Democratic counties specifically requested by Gore or the statewide recount ordered by the state supreme court, Gore would have lost according to subsequent newspaper recounts:

if the two limited recounts had not been short-circuited -- the first by Florida county and state election officials and the second by the U.S. Supreme Court -- Bush would have held his lead over Gore, with margins ranging from 225 to 493 votes, depending on the standard.

Why don't we treat Begala's and Clinton's comments like we do other moonbat conspiracy theories?