November 22, 2004
Ohio Dems join recount
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 22, 2004
Kerry/Edwards Campaign Participates Ohio Recount Ohio Democratic Party
Seeks Volunteers to Help Recount.
COLUMBUS - Assuring Ohioans receive an accurate count of all votes
cast for president has prompted the Democratic Party to participate in
the initiative to recount the results of the Nov. 2 presidential election.
"As Senator Kerry stated in his concession speech in Boston, we do not
necessarily expect the results of the election to change, however, we
believe it necessary to make sure everyone's vote is counted fairly
and accurately," said Dennis White, Ohio Democratic Party chair.
Columbus Attorney Donald McTigue will lead the recount effort on
behalf of Ohio Democrats. The party will be recruiting volunteer
witnesses to assist in the recount process in all 88 counties.
On Election Day and throughout the month of November, angry Ohio
citizens have expressed frustration with long lines, malfunctioning
voting machines and undelivered absentee ballots. There have been
inconsistencies in the unofficial reports of the election, including
an error in one Franklin County precinct that gave George Bush 3,893
more votes than actually cast for him.
The recount can begin after the official results are certified, which
likely will be in the first week of December. The Democratic Party
wants to be fully prepared to begin a recount immediately.
Volunteers can sign up at the Ohio Democratic Party website:
www.ohiodems.org and the party will also accept contributions to help
offset the cost of completing a recount.
"We are proud to stand up for Democrats all over the world who have
asked us to make sure every vote gets counted. And we want to
demonstrate that Ohio can do better in the future to guarantee every
voters who wants to vote, has a chance to vote," White said.
Contact: Dan Trevas at (614) 229-4149 or firstname.lastname@example.org