Florida Pilot

A compendium of random thoughts from a former Washington Beltway insider who is now having a lot more fun flying small airplanes in Central Florida.

Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Ohio To Go Through Statewide Vote Recount After All

"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. "

Interesting -- Badnarik and Cobb garnered a total of less than 14,500 votes out of 5.5 million cast but they are able to order up a recount that will cost the state of Ohio about $1.5 million for the bargain price of $113,000.

Perhaps we could ask Bill Clinton to parse the phrase "mostly in small contributions" or ask John Kerry to explain the nuances possible in such a term. Maybe they had 12 guys from the office each throw in $10 and Teresa and/or George Soros took care of the rest. It would be interesting to know who was behind the curtain on this one.


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