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Saturday, December 25, 2004

Kerry Demands Recount in Ohio (finally)

Seems like the heat being applied to John Kerry's posterior by the African-American community is working. The Green Party and the Libertarians have been suing the State of Ohio over voting irregularities and demanding a recount, but under Ohio law they needed to demonstrate that there was a likelihood that a recount might render either of them a winner, which they could not do. But Kerry could. So now he has joined the suit as an "intervenor-defendant":

Kerry-Edwards 2004, Inc., hereby join the motion of defendants/counter-plaintiffs for a preliminary injunction requiring counter-defendant Ohio Secretary of State Blackwell to prescribe and require the eighty-eight Boards of Election to use adequate, fair and uniform standards and instructions for conducting the state-wide recount in Ohio to ensure that they accurately, fairly and finally determine the results of the 2004 election for the President of the United States.

You can download their filing here (warning: PDF).