So 92,000 Ohioans showed up at the polls Election day, but chose not to vote for a Presidential candidate. You know how it is; it's raining, you've been waiting in line 2 maybe 12 hours, you care about civic responsibilities -- but this Presidential candidate thing is so 20th century.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Democrat John Kerry is asking county elections officials to allow his witnesses to inspect the 92,000 ballots cast in Ohio in which no vote for president was recorded, a Kerry lawyer said Sunday night.
The request is one of 11 the Kerry campaign made in a letter sent over the weekend to Ohio's 88 county boards of election, which will begin recounting presidential ballots this week.
"We're trying to increase the transparency of the election process," said Donald McTigue, the lawyer handling the recount for the Kerry campaign. But he added that several requests — such as using independent experts to check election equipment, "are trying to push the edge of envelope."