As if you really needed proof
I just got a letter on the latest Ohio voting recount work from the Cobb/LaMarche 2004 Green Party presidential campaign. For those of you who may not remember, it was Cobb and the Greens, joined by the Libertarians and their presidential candidate, Michael Badnarik, who launched the request for an Ohio recount, while the Democratic Party kept its collective hands parked under its collective ass.
Here’s the kicker graf from the Green letter:
“In Coshocton County alone, one thousand and eighty new votes were counted because of our recount demand.”
Now according to the 2000 Census, Coshocton County, between Columbus and Canton, had 36,655 residents. That’s about 27,000 people 18 or older, of whom there’s probably about 20,000 registered to vote.
Let’s say they were motivated to get out and vote at 75 percent last November. That’s 15,000 voters.
And nearly 1,100 of those votes were lost before the Green recount? Holy Batshit! That’s 7 percent of the votes.
That’s exactly why the Greens need support to continue to recount, even while the Democratic Party continue to keep its collective hands parked under its collective ass.