Recount in Ohio
(archived broadcast )
Important Guest: Congressman John Conyers of Michigan, the Ranking Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee
The Green and Libertarian Parties have jointly announced a great service they are providing to America: they are funding a recount in Ohio. While unlikely to make John Kerry President (though wouldn’t it be incredible if it did erase the 130,000-vote margin?), the recount will hopefully serve to focus on the problems citizens encounted in Ohio trying to vote and the all-important question of whether the electronic tallies were subject to tampering. There are of still 250,000+ Ohio votes remaining to be counted. And almost 4,000 votes for Bush have already determined to be the result of an electronic error.
I have been trying repeatedly since the Election to get the Ohio Secretary of State’s office (that handles elections in Ohio) to agree to an interview on THE INSIDE SCOOP. At first, they agreed to do it and said they’d get back to me. When I called again, they wanted to know my precise views on whether the Ohio election was fair. I said I had an open mind, but there were troubling questions and when asked, I told them what some of the troubling questions were. They then stalled — neither saying yes or no — hoping I’d go away. I kept at them, calling every day, until finally, this morning, they REFUSED to grant the interview.
I told them repeatedly I wanted to reassure the radio audience (including my Ohio listeners) that the Ohio election was free and fair. Their failure to agree to an interview on the subject is extremely troubling. Do you think they have something to hide?