Monday, November 22, 2004
Election Official Calls Recount Request Frivolous, Insulting
Keith Cunningham, director of the Allen County Board of Elections and incoming president of the Ohio Association of Election, is not happy about the prospect of a recount. He says, backed by Secretary of State Kenneth Blackwell's claim that the total cost of the recount will be $1.5 million, that this will crush county governments. Green Party candidate David Cobb is one of the people calling for the recount:
"Nothing could be more important to our country than ensuring the results of the Ohio presidential election are accurate and complete," Cobb said. "Our faith and trust in the democratic process all hinge on a fair, unbiased and transparent counting of ballots in Ohio."
That assertion offends Cunningham.
"The inference is that Ohio election officials will not count every vote," Cunningham said. "That's just insulting; it's frivolous and simply harassment."
Cunningham said he was consulting with officials in several counties before deciding whether to pursue legal action to prevent a recount.
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Posted at 11:31 pm by Renee_in_Ohio