I'm sure this is going to be a thread-happy day in the politics forum, but this needs your attention. In a last ditch effort to steal the election, Thomas A. Daschle personally sued his opponent John R. Thune, trying to get Republican poll-watchers excluded from all the polling sites statewide, alleging voter intimidation on the reservations via, get this, aggressive eye rolling and note taking by Republican poll-watchers. I'm not making this up. Here's a Live-Blogged Report from a blogger who was in the courtroom for the proceedings The short version is that the case was a complete farce, the judge hearing the case is a longtime friend of Daschle's who actually represented Daschle in '78 during the first lawsuit that got Tom elected, and who was appointed to the bench by Daschle himself. They only called one witness who had been in South Dakota for all of 48 hours, a Deaniac from Iowa who got absolutely ripped to shreds on the stand. The judge ruled that Rep. poll watchers could not write down the liscense numbers of voters in one county in SD.