With Mud Still on His Face, JB Throws in the Towel (for Now)

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The news is so big that if this blog were the Drudge Report, the headline would be bold, italicized, underlined, AND capitalized: today, the John McCain for President Campaign co-chair (and Wisconsin Attorney General) JB Van Hollen dropped his partisan lawsuit against the GAB.For those who haven’€™t been in the loop on democracy lately, Van Hollen filed a suit last September against the GAB in an attempt to purge thousands of voters from the rolls. A judge through out the case. Then he appealed.

In today’s press release, Van Hollen writes that the decision to file suit against the GAB last September was a ‘€œdifficult’€ one, but the lawsuit is ‘€œno longer necessary’€ because the GAB is taking steps he seems content with.

Rather than thanking the GAB for trying to meet the unattainable standards of HAVA, the tone of Van Hollen’€™s release is one of disappointment that the GAB didn’€™t succumb sooner, writing ‘€œIt is unfortunate that today’€™s action didn’€™t happen months ago.’€ Like perhaps, before the election?

And though Van Hollen will say he is disappointed in the GAB for not following the law, it’€™s likely that Van Hollen is just disappointed he wasn’€™t able to steal any votes this time around and effectively failed as co-chair of McCain’€™s presidential campaign.

Inauguration Day is Tuesday.

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Cody currently oversees online communications, web development, and graphic design at One Wisconsin Now & the Institute, having served previously as Deputy Research Director.