A reader writes:

You wrote:

"The vote is so close that mere statistical errors could create another outcome. You could keep flipping the coin for ever."

With Florida 2000, this statement is accurate (six million vote casts - final difference 500 votes). But it's not so in VA - two million votes cast with a difference of 7,000. You need to retract this asinine statement, if you do not believe me - ask a mathematician friend of yours.

Math is not my strong point, so I'll concede this one. I still think it would be smart and gracious of Allen to concede now. And better for his career in the long run.

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