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Posted on 11/11/2004 10:48:55 AM PST by ambrose
Presidential Candidates To Demand Ohio Recount
David Cobb and Michael Badnarik, the 2004 Green and Libertarian presidential candidates, today announced their joint intent to secure a recount of presidential ballots cast in Ohio.
"Due to widespread reports of irregularities in Ohio's voting process, we are compelled to demand a recount of the Ohio presidential vote," the two candidates said in a joint statement. "Voting is at the heart of the American political process and its integrity must be preserved. When Americans stand in line for hours to exercise their right to vote, they need to know that their votes will be counted fairly and accurately. We are acting to protect the rights of the people of Ohio, and the rights of all Americans. Public trust in the democratic process is at stake."
The candidates also demanded that Ohio Secretary of State Kenneth Blackwell, a Republican who chaired the Ohio Bush campaign, recuse himself from the recount process.
Ohio's election proceedings were marred by numerous press and independent reports of voter intimidation, mis-marked and discarded ballots, problems with electronic voting machines and disenfranchisement -- apparently by design -- of African-American voters. A number of citizen and voting rights organizations will hold hearings this Saturday in Columbus, Ohio to give an airing to, and investigate, these claims. The hearings will be held from 1-4 p.m. at the New Faith Baptist Church, 955 Oak Street. Voters, poll workers, journalists and voting experts are invited to testify. A second hearing will be held on Monday at a location to be announced, from 6-9 p.m.
The Badnarik and Cobb campaigns are in the process of raising the required fee, estimated at $110,000, for securing a complete recount. The campaigns are accepting contributions through their web sites. The Badnarik-Campagna website is http://www.badnarik.org. The Cobb-LaMarche website is http://www.votecobb.org.
Throughout this election cycle, the Cobb and Badnarik campaigns have worked together in a spirit of cooperation and civility rarely found in electoral politics. The campaigns jointly participated in and/or sponsored a series of independent debates, and the two candidates were arrested together in St. Louis protesting their exclusion from the restricted, two-party corporate-sponsored "debates." Now, as the election results remain in question, Michael Badnarik and David Cobb are proud to once again act together on behalf of the rights and interests of the American people in reaching the truth.
A fool and his money...
Oh joy. Here we go again. What a striking pair of loosing bookends.
You know, before they demand a recount, they might want to wait till there is, in fact, a count.
It's over fellas. Give it up. There is NO WAY Kerry could garner enough votes in order to gain the lead in OH.
Ah jeez not this sh*t again...
Hi hi hiii They already know to have lost.
Ok, Cobb...instead of six votes, you got five.
The fact that the count hasn't been finished yet will diminish the likelyhood of them getting a re-count anytime soon.
Ohio's election proceedings were marred by numerous press and independent reports of voter intimidation, mis-marked and discarded ballots, problems with electronic voting machines and disenfranchisement -- apparently by design -- of African-American voters.When?
First-hand or documented examples only, please.
Doesn't the margin of loss have to be wi/ about .5%
in OH in order to demand a recount? Sorry, clambrains.
I think you two guys collectively accounted for
less than 1% of the vote in OH.
Get over it and date someone else.
I propose a NEW RULE on Free Republic.Libertarians are automaticly zotted like DU scum.
I do not understand the Green party. They watched while the Dems blocked their former leader Nader from all the ballots, winning in many states. He sure wasn't on our Arizona ballot. They still want the Democrats to prevail and will pull this crap to try to do it, and Nader is right in there with them with N.H. Will this election drag on until January 20th?
Truly pathetic. I don't like this though. I don't trust the RATS.
You know ... they will be represented by Edwards in Court!
Yeah, exactly how much did they lose by? Better be sure.
Isn't it a COINCIDENCE that the only states that will make or break it for the Dims are the ones with "voter irregularities." The other 49 states are just fine.
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