He was barely ahead after the initial tally, and after the recount he was … still barely ahead. True to leftist form, his opponent is promising a court fight. With any luck the election result will be confirmed by a 5-4 vote of the Mexican Supreme Court and Marxist morons can spend the next four years chanting “selectado, no electado.”

The margin of victory?

Votes from Mexico’s arid north, home to tough ranchers and hard-working entrepreneurs, were crucial in conservative Felipe Calderon’s photo-finish presidential election victory on Thursday.

Cowboys, baby. It was the cowboys who put him over the top.

Calderon says he’ll celebrate tonight, then get to work on keeping his campaign promise of sneaking the entire Mexican population into the United States.