Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Being serious about democracy

Or, put another way: Never give up, never surrender. From today's Washington Post comes this:
Green Party presidential candidate David Cobb and Libertarian candidate Michael Badnarik announced that they are seeking recounts in two more battleground states: New Mexico and Nevada.

The third-party candidates, who already have requested a recount in Ohio, won few votes in both states. But a Cobb spokesman said they were concerned that reports of Election Day problems at the states' polls were being ignored.
Cost is apparently not the issue it was in Ohio because some foundation is helping out.

Why do it if you think it won't change the outcome (which it probably won't)? Simple: They stole the election in 2000. I believe they were fully prepared to do it again in 2004. This may well not change anything now, but it may make it harder for them to try the same things next time. So it well might change things in the future.

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