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Ohio To Go Through Statewide Recount
wcpo.com ^ | 11/16/04 | AP

Posted on 11/17/2004 4:20:26 AM PST by bobjam

A statewide recount of the presidential vote appears inevitable after a pair of third-party candidates said they have collected enough money to pay for it.

The recount would be conducted after the election results are certified in early December.

Libertarian Michael Badnarik and the Green Party's David Cobb said on Monday they raised more than $150,000 in four days, mostly in small contributions.

Ohio law requires payment of $10 per precinct for a recount, or $113,600 statewide.

Badnarik and Cobb said they aren't trying to overturn President Bush's 136,000-vote victory in Ohio, but just want to ensure that all votes were counted properly in the face of concerns about Election Day irregularities.

"Our bottom line is to stand up for the integrity of the voting process because the voting process is the heart of the democratic process," said Blair Bobier, spokesman for Cobb.

Bobier said it will be worth the price to ensure the final outcome can be trusted.

Carlo LoParo, spokesman for Secretary of State Kenneth Blackwell, said the actual cost to county election boards combined will be about $1.5 million.


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: badnarik; bush; election; kerry; libertarianparty; lp; nader; ohio; recount
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Brilliant strategy for Democrats- they got Nader to file for the recount so Kerry doesn't have to look like the sore loser. I hope Bush and Rove are paying real close attention.
1 posted on 11/17/2004 4:20:26 AM PST by bobjam
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To: bobjam
Carlo LoParo, spokesman for Secretary of State Kenneth Blackwell, said the actual cost to county election boards combined will be about $1.5 million.

This is my favorite part...sure way to turn a red state redder...saddle the voters with a huge bill.

2 posted on 11/17/2004 4:23:34 AM PST by dawn53
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To: bobjam

Libertarians=Greens.
'Nuff said.

After Badnarik's commercials attacking GWB and now this, I think it is safe to say that the Libertarians can no longer be considered friends on any level. Those who have libertarian leanings, like many of us do -- myself included -- must now come to realize that the Libertarian Party has become an enemy of their own aspirations.

This is perhaps why the founder of the Libertarian Party denounced Badnarik and implored Libertarians to support Bush in the election. The Libertarians have obviously been hijacked by the radical left.



3 posted on 11/17/2004 4:29:50 AM PST by counterpunch (The CouNTeRPuNcH Collection - www.counterpunch.us)
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To: bobjam
The recount would be conducted after the election results are certified in early December.

Recounts rank right up their with rolling the dice in terms of discovering a "definitive" vote tally. Too many variables. No impact on electors in this one, though.

4 posted on 11/17/2004 4:33:57 AM PST by Puddleglum (Thank God the Boston blowhard lost)
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To: bobjam
Badnarik and Cobb said they aren't trying to overturn President Bush's 136,000-vote victory in Ohio

BS! What do they think they won? Come on.... What about New Hampshire?

5 posted on 11/17/2004 4:35:35 AM PST by PhotoFixer3
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To: counterpunch

I guess Sarandon is dancing in the streets.I hope the recount actually reveals that Bush won by more votes not less!


6 posted on 11/17/2004 4:35:36 AM PST by ricoshea (Reiily)
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To: counterpunch; ohioman; Sister_T; KarlInOhio; ATOMIC_PUNK; Melas; Lunatic Fringe; Keith in Iowa; ...
What baffles me is why Cobb, whose sole reason for being on the ballot was to derail the candidacy of Ralph Nader, continues to press this futile endeavor, even after his patron-John Kerry-has become a political cadaver.

It's understandable that the Libertarian, true to form, is acting like a petulant, resentful snot, but what on Earth is the rationale behind Cobb's attempt to fleece the taxpayers of Ohio?

7 posted on 11/17/2004 4:36:39 AM PST by Do not dub me shapka broham ("They don't want some high brow hussy from NYC explaining to them that they're idiots.")
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To: bobjam

The RNC better have lawyers deployed. It ain't over until Inaugeration Day!


8 posted on 11/17/2004 4:41:34 AM PST by gridlock (ELIMINATE PERVERSE INCENTIVES)
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To: Puddleglum
I just hope that they shed some light on the massive voter fraud attempts in HEAVILY DEMOCRAT CONTROLLED AREAS!

One Person, ONE VOTE!

Write your Representative, and Senator, asking for a bill to require photo I.D. in order to vote.

(yeah, yeah, I know there can still be fraud, but come on! Ya gotta start somewhere!)

9 posted on 11/17/2004 4:41:43 AM PST by BB2
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To: Do not dub me shapka broham

What are the editorial pages of Ohio papers saying about this scam; are they pleased that the taxpayers have to shell out a mil-and-a-half?


10 posted on 11/17/2004 4:42:21 AM PST by Salvey
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To: counterpunch
Every time I take one of those on line quizzes that is supposed to tell you where you are politically, I find my deeply in libertarian territory. Every time I actually see where the Libertarians really stand, I realize that I'll always be a Republican.
11 posted on 11/17/2004 4:43:36 AM PST by 75thOVI (Any ship can be a submarine...............once!)
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To: dawn53

Libertarians wasting taxpayer dollars ? Shocking !


12 posted on 11/17/2004 4:44:32 AM PST by ScottfromNJ
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To: Do not dub me shapka broham
What baffles me is why Cobb, whose sole reason for being on the ballot was to derail the candidacy of Ralph Nader, continues to press this futile endeavor, even after his patron-John Kerry-has become a political cadaver.

Because however slight the possibility of a recount changing the outcome, it's greater than the possibility of the outcome changing without a recount.

13 posted on 11/17/2004 4:45:05 AM PST by AntiGuv ()
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To: bobjam
they got Nader to file for the recount so Kerry

Sorry, I did not see Nader in the article. It is Badnarik and Cobb that are asking for the recount. Is anyone not a D or R the same to you?

14 posted on 11/17/2004 4:49:40 AM PST by Mike4Freedom (Freedom is the one thing that you cannot have unless you grant it to everyone else.)
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To: counterpunch
After Badnarik's commercials attacking GWB and now this, I think it is safe to say that the Libertarians can no longer be considered friends on any level. Those who have libertarian leanings, like many of us do -- myself included -- must now come to realize that the Libertarian Party has become an enemy of their own aspirations.

Yep, I reached the same conclusion, myself. They just crossed the line far as I'm concerned.

15 posted on 11/17/2004 4:50:01 AM PST by backhoe (Just a Keyboard Cowboy, ridin' the Trackball into the Dawn of Information...)
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To: AntiGuv
Point taken.
16 posted on 11/17/2004 4:50:34 AM PST by Do not dub me shapka broham ("They don't want some high brow hussy from NYC explaining to them that they're idiots.")
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To: Salvey

I wouldn't venture to guess, but if they're anything like the New York Times, I'm sure that fringe, radical candidates wringing the hard-earned money from their taxpayers is the furthest thing from their (collective) mind.


17 posted on 11/17/2004 4:53:07 AM PST by Do not dub me shapka broham ("They don't want some high brow hussy from NYC explaining to them that they're idiots.")
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To: 75thOVI
Every time I actually see where the Libertarians really stand, I realize that I'll always be a Republican.

The Libertarians stand just where you stand. Individual freedom first and certainly honest elections. An election isn't honest just because your guy appears to have won. There is so much horrible junk in Ohio's result that I cannot understand why Kerry conceded so fast. There were whole counties that reported more votes than registrants. There was horrible vote suppression all over the state. This was a text book example of dirty tricks overwhelming the real vote. And only the Libertarians and Greens seem to give a fig. All you Bushbots don't care as long as your guy was the recipient of the fraud.

18 posted on 11/17/2004 4:53:58 AM PST by Mike4Freedom (Freedom is the one thing that you cannot have unless you grant it to everyone else.)
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To: bobjam
Carlo LoParo, spokesman for Secretary of State Kenneth Blackwell, said the actual cost to county election boards combined will be about $1.5 million.

So who is going to be charged for this cost especially considering that it is nothing more than a publicity stunt?

19 posted on 11/17/2004 4:55:10 AM PST by PJ-Comix (Join the DUmmie FUnnies PING List for the FUNNIEST Blog on the Web)
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To: bobjam

Be ready for a batch of ballots to be miraculously found.


20 posted on 11/17/2004 4:55:44 AM PST by VeniVidiVici (Got Wood?)
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