Fact is, they don’t.
But here's hard-bitten trench wars fighter Senator George Allen today, conceding the election to a political foe:
"I see no good purpose being served by continuously and needlessly expending money and causing any more personal animosity. Rather than bitterness, I want to focus on how best Virginians can be effectively served by their new junior senator."They’re characteristically vicious in their attacks to retain power. This is a roll-over of massive proportions. What George “Macaca” Allen did, then, defies all logic and reason. By Virginia law when a race finishes with less than a 1% difference between the winner and loser, an automatic recount is mandated.
But George Allen said no, there will be no recount, and conceded the race to Webb.
And in doing so, handed the Senate majority, with all the Senate committee chairmanships that that entails, to the Democrats.
Now when something like that happens with such nonchalance, such “Oh, well, next time. . . ”, I have to ask: Where’s the skeleton? Where’s the photos?”
Perhaps they’re here.
Voting irregularities were rampant in Virginia. Everything from polling place misdirection to phone calls to voters to inform them that they were not able to vote in Virginia, keeping them from voting at all, and even threatening criminal charges if they do show up to vote. With the FBI set to look into all of this, what better way to get them to call off the investigation than to concede the election? Investigations cost money and takes time away from investigating other crimes. Perhaps the needlessly expended money Allen was referring to, was FBI funds.
So it’s a no-brainer. Quietly concede, hand it all over . . . or get a full court press from the FBI.
FBI, you now have your probable cause. The suspect just caved in and did everything but admit complete wrongdoing in the election. It’s your duty to continue the investigation.
Get to the bottom of it.