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Wednesday, November 8, 2006

Duke Hoax: Day #204

Harris Johnson (left) - former state Democratic party official

The scene at the courthouse was of a divided room.

When the final vote totals were confirmed, there was an immediate cheer from the yellow-clad Nifong supporters clustered on one side.

Shanieka Rhinehart, an assistant district attorney, started a chant of "Let's go Nifong" and others supporters exchanged hugs and high-fives.

"This goes to show that justice can't be bought by a bunch of rich white boys from New York," said Harris Johnson, a former state Democratic party official and Durham resident for 56 years.

"Duke has a habit of sweeping things under the carpet. I guess this goes to show that no matter how much money you have, Durham is owned by its citizens," he added.

Across the aisle, the members of Recall Nifong-Vote Cheek sat quietly-some crying-and two Duke lacrosse players stood stoically in the back. Duke Chronicle
Updated - Today's items:

The price of D. A. Nifong's victory will be paid - Michael Gaynor
Election Excitement - Rachel Rodriguez
Nifong emerges as non-majority victor - Abel Pharmboy
Facing the reality of Nifong - editorial, Duke Chronicle
Nifong Holds Off Cheek - Rob Copeland, Duke Chronicle
Something to Be Proud Of - JinC
Durham County: Election Results Canvass - Durham County, NC
Durham County: Election Results - Durham County, NC
Steve Monks is a Lying Loser - TJN
Almost (Steve Monks is a loser) - Duke Basketball Report
Harris To Nifong: "Kiss My BOTTOMS!"
- 850thebuzz
'Group of 88' faculty hears criticism in wake of lax scandal - comments, Duke Chronicle
Discussion of Rob Copeland article (11/7)
Dream Team - LieStoppers
Something to Be Proud Of - LieStoppers
Nifong wins re-election - John Stevenson, Herald-Sun
Win doesn't reflect doubts of many voters - Ray Gronberg, Herald-Sun
Interpreting the Results
- KC Johnson
Nifong fends off two challengers - News & Observer

Hot Forum Topics:
Who's fault? Monk or Cheek?....I am a cousin of one of the three Duke players (who I don't want to name) and, as such, I've seen this whole thing develop from the inside....I'm wondering what is the reasoning behind the anti-Monk reaction?

I do not blame Cheek. But I blame Cheeks supporters for poor strategizing in their anti-Nifong drive. By introducing a third candidate (and it was Cheek, not Monk, who was the authentic third - for it is the substance of the candidate, not his final vote tally, that determines this status), the anti-Nifong group almost guaranteed a split in the vote and a victory for Nifong. -TalkLeft

Will Nifong go after bloggers? — FreeRepublic, LieStoppers
Is there anything left that can keep this trainwreck from going to trial? - TalkLeft
NIFONG WON!!! - TalkLeft

Yesterday (11/7):
Here's Your Fifty Bucks, Mary - Crystal Mess
Thank You, Steve Monks! - KC Johnson
Duke Rape Idiot Prosecuter Re-Elected - Dr. Melissa Clouthier
it is a sad, sad day in mudville - OttavaRima
Nifong Re-Elected As Durham County DA - WRAL
Before the votes are counted - JinC
Three Cheers for Bob Harris - KC Johnson
Tension Between Nifong, Duke Sports Voice - Tamara Gibbs, abc11tv.com
Nifong faces 2 challengers in race to remain Durham D.A. - Aaron Beard, Associated Press
Delusion in Durham - Michael Gaynor
Voting steady despite rain - News & Observer
The Herald Sun’s ABCs - JinC
"I Might Have Prejudged Him" - KC Johnson
We only go forward - JinC
Nifong faces Durham voters - Walter Olson, pointtoflaw.com
- Ruth Sheehan (via TalkLeft)
Durham district attorney race: Nifong - Abel Pharmboy
Nifong Faces Big Challenges on Election Day - abc11tv.com
Rain, Few High-Profile Races Lead To Low Turnout Tuesday Morning - WRAL
Durham DA Race Among Top Issues On Ballots
The Rape of Justice - Thomas Sowell, humanevents.com
'Group of 88' faculty hears criticism in wake of lax scandal - Rob Copeland, Duke Chronicle
Dukies & Durhamites: Make Me Eat Crow - Crystal Mess
Today and Tomorrow - LieStoppers
Compilation of Endorsements of Lewis Cheek - LieStoppers
Cannon v. Nifong & Couch - TJN
Nifong on Nifong - KC Johnson