Flashback: Schumer Calls on Republicans to End ‘Futile’ Recount Efforts in 2006
SCHUMER: “So I am urging, with all due respect, the President today to urge Mr. Allen to forego this futile recount and contestation policy which will simply delay the inevitable, which is that Jim Webb is going to be the next senator from Virginia. John Kerry did just that in 2004 – you may remember that morning, where he said he knew that a recount could delay things but wouldn’t change the outcome. And George Bush knows the other side of it in 2000. So there's not a better way for the President to show his desire to work in a bipartisan way than to make sure that none of these dilatory kinds of obfuscations go forward because they're not going to accomplish anything at all."