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Saturday November 18 8:57 PM ET

Republicans: Democrat Ate Chads

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Just when it seemed the discussion of chad could get no stranger a Republican observer is accusing a Democrat of eating some of the tiny pieces of ballot paper.

Jim Rowland, a Republican observing the Broward County recount, said about 10 chads were piled on a table after counters had finished a batch of ballots.

"The Democratic floor manager looked at the pile and asked 'What are these?'" Rowland said.

He said he told the coordinating observer that they were waiting to put the chads into an envelope, and then it happened.

"He licked his finger and put it in the pile. I said, 'Sir! No! Don't do that!' But he put it in his mouth and then he swept the rest up and put some in his pocket," Rowland said.

Rowland did not get the name of the Democratic observer and said he did not report the incident to the canvassing board. He said the observer told him, "Well, they're not the property of the Republican party."

State Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz denied any Democrats were chad-eaters and suggested Republicans are making up tales out of frustration.

"They're losing in court, obviously getting desperate," she said. "They're turning this into a circus." . . .

(Personally, I'd be a lot more impressed if they caught someone stuffing a whole card in their mouth.)

-- I'm Here, I'm There (I'm Everywhere@so.beware), November 19, 2000


This has the makings of an urban legend to me. I wonder how much this story will get stretched. Stay tuned. Or not.

-- (raven@never.more), November 19, 2000.

Remember: If You Can't Beat 'Em, Eat 'Em!

-- I'm Here, I'm There (I'm Everywhere@so.beware), November 19, 2000.

The Republicans will petition the Supreme Court of FL to forensically examine all Democrat fecal matter for chewed chads. Volunteers needed.

-- Lars (, November 19, 2000.

"Chads taste like wild hickory nuts!" -- Euell Gibbons

-- dinosaur (, November 19, 2000.

Why do the Republicans keep whining about the chads? Any type of hanging chad is to be counted as a vote, so what's the big deal if it falls off? The punched holes are the votes, not the chads.

-- (repubs@keep.stalling), November 19, 2000.

I like mine with lettuce and tomato,

Heinz Fifty-seven and French fried potatoes.

Big kosher pickle and a cold draft beer.

Well, good God Almighty, which way do I steer

For my chadburger in paradise.

-- capnfun (, November 19, 2000.

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