Thursday, November 11, 2004
 
Ohio Recount Sought By Greens & Libertarians
Green candidated David Cobb has announced that he and Michael Badnarik, the Libertarian candidate, are requesting a recount in Ohio. They need to raise $110,000 to pay for it. Dontations can be made at http://web.greens.org/c/cobb/supporters.cgi?function=donate.

In a joint statement the two candidates said, "Due to widespread reports of irregularities in the Ohio voting process, we are compelled to demand a recount of the Ohio presidential vote. Voting is the heart of the democratic process in which we as a nation put our faith. When people stand in line for hours to exercise their right to vote, they need to know that all votes will be counted fairly and accurately. We must protect the rights of the people of Ohio, as well as all Americans, and stand up for the right to vote and the right for people’s votes to be counted. The integrity of the democratic process is at stake."

The Green Party also announced that hearings would be held by a number of citizens’ groups and voting rights this Saturday, November 13, in Columbus, Ohio to investigate voting irregularities and voter suppression in the Ohio 2004 general election. 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 TBA, from 6-9 p.m.