Tuesday, November 30, 2004

More States to Be Recounted

The third party candidates David Cobb and Michael Badnarik are seeking recounts in Nevada and New Mexico, too. They are already involved in a recount effort in Ohio.

Why would these guys care about recounting the votes when neither one of them can win? The obvious answer is twofold: first, third party candidates will never thrive if elections are not transparent, given that they have no political power to affect the counting; and second, the free publicity is good for the third parties in general. They might pick up some disgruntled Democrats, for example.