The votes cast by many voters in Ohio and other states are not being counted, according to thousands of complaints about obstructed votes, legitimate voters who were disqualified, malfunctioning computer voting machines, and other irregularities in the 2004 election.
The efforts of Presidential candidates Green Party David Cobb (who was never even mentioned in these pages) and Michael Badnarik (Libertarian) to effect a recount in Ohio probably won’t alter the outcome of the 2004 election, but the recount deserves support because it is the best way to test and begin repairing the integrity of our elections to ensure that every vote is counted.
For the Democratic Party’s leadership, which refuses to press for a recount, the lesson in Florida in 2000 seems to be that controversy must be avoided at all costs. For those of us in the Green Party the (a party that advocates for same-sex marriage) the lesson is that we need to fight for the right to vote, for accurate votes counts, and for the future of our democracy.
Newly re-elected Mt. Pleasant City Commissioner