1. Christopher Hitchens offers a reasonable prima facie case that there was large-scale dirty work in the Ohio vote count: unaccountable patterns of undervotes and votes counted for fringe candidates, on top of the ordinary business of making sure that places where Democrats vote didn’t have enough machines.
2. The fact that Hitchens supported Bush creates a presumption that he isn’t just making it up.
Hitchens doesn’t strike me as an especially reliable reporter, so I wouldn’t just take his word for it. But he’s no fool, and the story he tells seems convincing. So I’m inclined to take it seriously unless and until someone shows that it isn’t right.