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Kerry Still Wants Ohio Recount

On the surface, John Kerry appeared to concede gracefully on November 3rd. But under the surface, John Kerry is sending out his minions throughout Ohio in an attempt to undermine President Bush’s 6-digit victory in the state. From the AP.

Ohio elections boards on Monday revealed various plans for handling new recount requests by Democrat John Kerry’s presidential campaign that range from visually inspecting some ballots to getting a neutral group involved.

Over the weekend, Kerry asked the county elections officials to allow his witnesses to visually inspect the 92,000 ballots cast in Ohio in which no vote for president was recorded.

The request was one of 11 items that Kerry asked for as part of the recount that Ohio’s 88 county boards of elections will begin this week.
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[Vinton County Board of Elections Director Neil] Griffith expressed frustration with the continuing requests for examination of the Nov. 2 election results.

“This thing is really a big pain. We’re a poor county, and we don’t have the money to pay for this. It’s not fair,” Griffith said.

Do you think Kerry cares whether these Ohio counties don’t have enough money to pay for these useless recounts? Of course not. I don’t ever want to hear again how gracious John Kerry was when he conceded. Since that supposed concession, Kerry has acted more and more like Al Gore ever since. Jesse Jackson told Kerry to jump and Kerry said – How high?

Posted by Dave at 9:57 am
Filed under: Election 2004 News (Recent) | Comments (12)

12 Responses to “Kerry Still Wants Ohio Recount”

  1. pw says:

    I think we’ve had enough Ohio recounts.:)

  2. CJ says:

    Lets say for the sake of arguement that the results in Ohio are reversed. Do you think the democrats would claim victory or would they want to check into Pennsylvania where the margin was about the same but fraud was proven on many levels? From thousands of ballots cast BEFORE the polls were open to governor Randell disenfranchising the military to the dems actively recruiting felons to vote.

  3. pw says:

    CJ,
    The felons were, to be fair, recruited by America Coming Together (George Soros).
    Ohio’s reversal now would be meaningless. The Republican Congress has been sent Ohio’s slate of electors, and, even if a new slate were ordered to be sent from Ohio by any court, Congress would have the right to reject them because of the Safe Harbor provision as reaffirmed in Bush v. Gore.

  4. Michael DeFlavia says:

    It will be fun to watch John Kerry meltdown over the next 4 years. He will have a tough time exceeding Gore’s mental deterioration which has been comical. I would like to see him try though.

    Joe Lieberman – why are you a Democrat again?

  5. Mad Dog says:

    Am I not mistaken or did not the final county, Lucas, come in, and the net reduction in Bush’s margin was less than 300 votes?

  6. WI centrist says:

    I don’t understand what the big deal about the recount is? I think that all states have serious problems with the way they count ballots. This is in-excusable in a country like ours. If banks and casinos can count money correctly then election officials should be able to count ballots correctly. Casinos would never see the kinds of inconsistencies that states see when they count ballots.

    The inconsistencies come from both sides. The Republicans are calling for recounts in the Dallas State House race and the dems are calling for recounts in WA and MT. In all three of those races the results are in dispute. OH on the other hand the results are not in dispute Kerry and the dems know that they do not have the votes to change the results. But it is a shot across the bow to warn election officials that the better do their job in the future.

    I don’t understand how anyone can stand for the incompetence that takes place in election process. You don’t have to look far to find mistakes in the process. My wife and I moved in March, and in May we both re-registered to vote with a change of address. Neither of us received a card confirming our change of voter registration. After 8 weeks I registered again and my wife decided to wait until election day, (WI has same day registration). When I went to the polls I was registered twice at the new address and once at the old address (my old neighbor so my old registration was still valid). My wife registration was deleted at the old address and not moved to the new address.

    Demanding the system be fixed is not a democrat or republican issue it is an issue of competence. To all of the politicians I have one message. SHUT UP AND FIX THE SYSTEM.

  7. Will says:

    They are evil

  8. Will says:

    I agree WI. It should be easy to fix, but since the system doesn’t seem to get fixed, it begs the question: Do the politicians really want it fixed?

    I still don’t understand why requiring ID infringes on civil liberties.

  9. Jeremy says:

    I’ve been trying to avoid getting upset about the media’s reporting of this recount, but this (maybe?) final story from the AP has managed to do it.

    Headline: OHIO RECOUNT ENDS, SHOWS VOTE CLOSER

    Closer? That sounds intriguing…did Kerry halve the margin or something?

    “Election officials finished the presidential recount in Ohio on Tuesday, with the final tally shaving about 300 votes off President Bush (news – web sites)’s six-figure margin of victory in the state that gave him a second term.”

    Perhaps, the editing dept. should read the first paragraph of their story a little CLOSER. Wouldn’t a more appropriate headline be: OHIO RECOUNT ENDS, SHOWS MINIMAL CHANGE or OHIO RECOUNT ENDS, BUSH STILL WINS HANDILY

    Example # 1,000,001 of media bias…although I’m also willing to consider outright ignorance on this one.

    http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=519&ncid=703&e=1&u=/ap/20041228/ap_on_re_us/ohio_vote

  10. Michael DeFlavia says:

    I am tempted to bring back gloatfest 04. Very very tempted. Ok, I will go bang my head against the wall and try to remain civil. The msm and the far left are irrelevant. We can all take great satisfaction in that.

  11. pw says:

    WI Centrist,
    Then WI, PA and some other states should be recounted as well. You recount when the result could be reversed. What was done in OH was a waste of money.