Who Really Won?

Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Not Over Yet

Says the News Journal of central Ohio:

Ohio's provisional votes were counted Tuesday, but the 2004 general election is still not over at the national level or the local level.

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 after that certification date.

Libertarian Michael Badnarik and the Green Party's David Cobb said Monday they raised more than the $113,600 needed to pay $10 for the recount in each of the state's voting precincts.

Badnarik and Cobb said they aren't trying to overturn President Bush's 136,000-vote victory in Ohio, but just want to ensure that all votes were counted properly in the face of concerns about Election Day irregularities.

"It looks like this election might go until the Electoral College meets in mid-December," Hankins said.