The "debate" forced by the Democratic challenge to the vote in Ohio is going on now. C-SPAN is broadcasting.
House Session. C-SPAN
Senate Session. C-SPAN2
If you have access to a television or broadband Internet, go and witness the further dissolution of a once great political party.
UPDATE: Hillary Clinton is right now invoking Ukraine and Iraq. I'm feeling sick.
UPDATE II: Tom Harkin: "This is not about whether or not George W. Bush won the election." Well, that's a relief.
Also: Having to wait in line to vote "Is like throwing acid in the face of Democracy."
Now he's proposing a constitutional amendment to guarantee the right to vote. Sigh.
UPDATE III: Guess who's up now? Barak Obama! Mighty and powerful... Every vote counting... He's convinced Bush won. But... "We're not challenging the outcome of the election." Then what the hell are they doing???? Voting irregularities... Reform the system... Democracy in Iraq...zz...Afghanistan...zzz...too many voters stood in long lines...zzz...different elections in different states...zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz...
UPDATE IV: Chris Dodd is thanking and "congratulating" Barbara Boxer for wasting the taxpayers' time.
UPDATE V: George Voinovich: "Ohio knows how to count votes." He's also slapping Jesse Jackson around, which is nice.
UPDATE VI: And now they vote... I couldn't hear Boxer's vote. I'll try to find out.
UPDATE VII: Boxer votes "aye" (to agree with objection).
UPDATE VIII: Well, at least Arlen Specter voted "no." I bet it was nip 'n' tuck all the way. Though Carl Levin votes "aye." Big surprise.
UPDATE IX: Bobby Jindal in the House (freshman Republican from Louisiana) is chastising those who have brought this challenge.
UPDATE X: Lynn Woolsey (psycho-whiner-California): "We can't get our democracy in order... not about who won (were have we heard that before?) why should anyone bother to vote?" blah-blah blah-la-di-da.
UPDATE XI: And the last one. Know what I noticed? Senators speak, Representatives YELL!! And you know, anybody invoking the Voting Rights Act should automatically be asked to sit down.
UPDATE XII: So far (at Ohio) 32 House members have voted for the objections. But there are 264 votes against. The vote's over.