Okay. Let’s assume that somehow or other Al Gore pulls out a victory in Florida. Republicans have made it clear that they have a fall-back plan: try to Floridize the vote-counts in Wisconsin, Iowa, and possibly Oregon. If the Bushies can flip those states into their column, they figure, they may not need Florida, especially if they can hold on to New Mexico which has now flipped over to Bush by a handful of votes.
Is this likely to work? Don’t bet on it. Here’s why: Iowa and Wisconsin are progressive, reformist, clean-election states. You’re just much less likely to find the kind of craziness you’re seeing in Florida in either of these states. Possible; but not likely.