Thursday, December 30, 2004

Is Rerecount Really a Word?

What do you do when the you get no additional votes in the first recount?

If you're Green Party candidate David Cobb or Libertarian Party candidate Michael Badnarik, you request another.
Two third-party presidential candidates asked a federal court Thursday to force a second recount of the Ohio vote, alleging county election boards altered votes and didn't follow proper procedures in the recount that ended this week...

The two candidates, who received less than 0.3 percent of the Ohio vote, paid $113,600 for a statewide recount after the vote was certified earlier this month by the secretary of state. They have said they don't expect to change the election results, but want to make sure that every vote is proply counted.
Seems to me like there's a couple other places where the next $1.5M would be better spent. Come on folks, can't we keep things in perspective?