Moving GOP convention to Sep causes problems for Bush

State law requires Bush be certified as a candidate in late August. But that is in doubt because his likely nomination comes Sept. 2 at the GOP convention in New York City, something national Republicans failed to consider when setting the convention date.

“I’m happy as a bipartisan person, as a leader on the Democratic side of the aisle, to make sure we have a fair election and let the president on the ballot,” said Rep. Lou Lang (D-Skokie), the election bill’s House sponsor.

To waive the certification requirement for Bush, the House GOP pinched its nose and joined Democrats to pass an election package 84-21. Now in the Senate, the package would wipe away more than $900,000 in election fines to White and other officeholders and permit paper ballots with hanging or dimpled “chads” to be counted.

GOP moved the convention to a later date be around 9/11, and now they’re paying the price. What comes around, goes around.

Throw Cromwell OUT!