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VOTE: Kerry Camp Joins Ohio Lawsuit

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posted on Dec, 2 2004 @ 07:39 PM
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While admitting that George Bush has won the election, the Kerry Campaign has been added to a lawsuit filed by the Green and Libertarian Party candidates seeking a recount in Ohio. Stressing that they've conceded that the President won the election, Kerry officials merely want to make sure all the votes have been counted. As we all know Ohio's 20 highly disputed electoral votes swung the election in the Presidents favor.
 



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Kerry's campaign this week joined the suit filed by Green and Libertarian party candidates seeking a recount of the vote in Delaware County. A judge in that county issued a restraining order blocking that request, but the order expired Thursday. A hearing is set in federal court in Columbus on Friday on the recount request.

"The Kerry-Edwards campaign felt it had to intervene," said Daniel Hoffheimer, a Cincinnati lawyer who represents the campaign in Ohio. "We did not want a recount to go forward if it only was 87 (of Ohio's 88) counties."

The two minor parties also have asked for a statewide recount, but a judge ruled that cannot begin until Secretary of State Kenneth Blackwell certifies the vote, likely on Monday. The parties say they have raised the $113,600 fee the state requires to conduct the recount.


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The recount starts next week. One can only speculate that the Kerry camp is in it for more than just "we want to all the votes to get counted". If that were the case their should be recounts in 49 other states. The results we find out should be pretty interesting to say the least.

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[edit on (12/2/0404 by PistolPete]




posted on Dec, 3 2004 @ 02:31 AM
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Thank god for the British system. It may seem archaic and low tech but it works very well. The cost of a recount ? zero pounds. Nobody goes home on the night of the count until every paper vote is counted and agreed upon by all parties.



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