Friday, December 03, 2004

Lawyers invade Ohio

Mike Mac comments on an AP report that Kerry-Edwards is joining the recount fight here in Ohio. Yes, the RNC dispatched people around that state earlier this week and there is a training session on Saturday for those who wish to observe the recount. The real unfortunate part is that while the Nader campaign (and I guess now Kerry/Edwards '04) are "required" to pay for this recount, the amount paid is pre-set. They pay a certain amount per county, but this amount doesn't really cover the cost. Therefore, this useless recount will be funded in part by the American Taxpayer.

I propose a recount payment reform bill wherein the state just hands a bill to the campaign requesting the recount and that campaign pays the entire bill, not some token amount to make it look like they are being financially responsible for this litigation circus.