David Cobb, the 2004 Green Party presidential candidate, today
filed official requests for a recount of the presidential ballots cast in
New Mexico and Nevada.
As he did in Ohio, Cobb filed the requests jointly with
Libertarian candidate Michael Badnarik.
"The Green Party's dedication to protecting the integrity of the
election process has led me to file for a recount in both New Mexico and
Nevada. We want to ensure that every vote is counted and verify the
accuracy of the electronic voting machines, particularly those which produce
no paper trail," said David Cobb.
"It is absolutely critical that we verify the accuracy of
electronic voting machines. Voting without independent checks and balances
is a meaningless exercise. There is no reason why Americans should settle
for second-best when it comes to protecting our democratic rights," said
Cobb-LaMarche Media Director Blair Bobier.
The New Mexico presidential election was marred by reports of
voter suppression and problems with electronic voting machines. In Nevada,
the lack of paper trails or receipts for electronic voting machines is the
primary concern. In an unrelated legal challenge, an election contest case
will be heard today in Reno, Nevada, demanding a recount. The suit also
seeks to address allegations that people employed by Sproul & Associates, an
Arizona-based firm hired by the Republican National Committee, tore up and
discarded voter registration forms completed by Democratic voters.
For more information about the Cobb-LaMarche campaign and the
recount efforts in Ohio, New Mexico and Nevada, visit
http://www.votecobb.org. The website of the national Green Party is