Kerry Team Joins Ohio Recount

Late last week I received and email from a friend alterting me to the fact that the Kerry/Edwards website had a new bug in the upper right hand corner of the page which said “MAKE A CONTRIBUTION: Contribute to Kerry-Edwards GELAC.” Following the link takes you to this description:

Contributing to the Kerry-Edwards 2004 General Election Legal and Accounting Compliance Fund (GELAC) provides important support for our campaign. The Federal Election Commission has just granted our request to raise funds now to cover recount expenses. Your contribution to Kerry-Edwards 2004 GELAC will provide the resources to make sure we are prepared to win the post election day battles.

In addition to recount costs, GELAC helps pay for legal and accounting expenses incurred by the campaign. By paying for these expenses with GELAC funds, the campaign is able to spend more of its limited public funds on critical campaign expenses such as media, candidate travel and direct contact with voters.

My initial response was to brush it off but it now appears my friend was on to something (sorry if I doubted you Marla). The following story appeared today in the Washington Post, Kerry Team Seeks to Join Fight to Get Ohio County to Recount.

Lawyers for the Kerry campaign asked to join Green Party presidential candidate David Cobb, Libertarian candidate Michael Badnarik and the National Voting Rights Institute in the fight to force the county to participate in the recount. “If there’s going to be a recount in Ohio, we don’t want it to exclude Delaware County or any other county that might decide to follow Delaware County’s lead,” Kerry lawyer Dan Hoffheimer said. “It should be a full, fair and accurate recount.”

Hmm.

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