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As we've seen discussed, it's entirely possible that on Tuesday, President Obama could lose the popular vote and win the Electoral College. Remind you of anything?
Furthermore, we know that polling in Florida is already screwed up and likely to get worse. Remind you of anything else?
So here's the nightmare scenario: the election hinges on the Florida results, and the Supreme Court gets involved. Of course the right-wing majority would like to simply hand the victory to Rmoney, but really, how would that look? They already said—to their undying shame—in their Bush v. Gore decision that it must never be used as a precedent for anything else.
Of course, shame doesn't seem to be a motivator when we're talking about Republicans. But a case can be made that Chief Justice Roberts upheld Obamacare in order to preserve some shred of the SCOTUS's tattered dignity.
I wonder if he'd do the same in a contested election.