Green Party presidential candidate David Cobb will be a
featured speaker at two rallies on Thursday in Washington, DC, calling on
Congress to reject Ohio's tainted Electoral College votes.
The first rally, sponsored by a variety of organizations in
addition to the Cobb-LaMarche campaign, will be held at 10 a.m. across from
the White House in Lafayette Park. Other speakers besides Cobb include
Reverend Jesse Jackson, Global Exchange co-founder Medea Benjamin, John
Bonifaz from the National Voting Rights Institute, Alysia Fischer from
Progressive Democrats of America, and Rev. Lennox Yearwood of the Hip-Hop
Summit Action Network.
"Ohio's Electoral College votes are tainted by the widespread
irregularities and allegations of fraud which took place both on election
day and in the course of the flawed recount of the vote. Congress must
reject these tainted Electoral College votes to preserve the integrity of
our democratic process," said Cobb.
Sponsors for the 10 a.m. Lafayette Park rally include: United
Progressives for Democracy, the Cobb/LaMarche campaign, Code Pink, D.C.
Anti-War Network, the national Green Party, Independent Progressive Politics
Network, International Labor Communications Association, No Stolen
Elections, Progressive Democrats of America, Rainbow/PUSH Coalition, United
for Peace and Justice, and Truth in Elections. Two members of Congress,
Cynthia McKinney and John Conyers, have also been invited to speak at the
The rally will conclude with a march to Capitol Hill to join
with other pro-democracy demonstrations where Cobb will also be speaking.
Cobb will speak at a pro-democracy rally today, January 3, in
Columbus, Ohio, at 2 p.m., at the Capitol Theater, 77 S. High Street. The
rally will feature the Reverend Jesse Jackson and is sponsored by
Rainbow/PUSH, the Cobb-LaMarche campaign and a number of other pro-democracy
Detailed reports from official observers outlining a wide range
of irregularities with the Ohio recount are available at
http://www.votecobb.org/recount/ohio_reports/index.php. Because the Ohio
recount was conducted without uniform standards, adequate security for
ballots and voting machines, and without using random samples for auditing
the vote as required by law, the Cobb-LaMarche campaign is asking a federal
court to order a second recount in Ohio. The New Mexico recount, which has
yet to begin due to interference by New Mexico's Governor Bill Richardson,
is also the subject of pending litigation.
Additional information about the Ohio and New Mexico recounts
and the Cobb-LaMarche campaign can be found at http://www.votecobb.org. The
website for the national Green Party is http://www.gp.org.