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Posted: 9/17/2004 6:03:55 PM EST
Kerry already knows he's going to lose. So it looks like he's going to go down swining.


Kerry Asks FEC for Recount Advice
Associated Press

by Sharon Theimer

Washington, DC - Election Day is several weeks away, but Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry's campaign is already considering its fund-raising options should Kerry or President Bush pursue a recount like the famous Florida ballot dispute in 2000.

The Kerry-Edwards campaign is asking the Federal Election Commission for guidance on how it could raise money to cover any recount costs, including whether it could use a legal compliance fund it is tapping to pay campaign lawyers and finance other legal and accounting costs. The FEC is expected to rule by the end of the month.

In 2000, Bush and Democratic rival Al Gore could raise unlimited donations from individuals to cover their recount expenses. However, corporate and union contributions to their recount funds were banned.

Bush voluntarily limited his recount donations to $5,000 each and raised nearly $14 million. Gore took unlimited donations and spent about $3.2 million on the recount.

Since then, Congress passed a law that bars presidential and congressional candidates from raising corporate, union or unlimited donations for election costs, allowing them to collect only limited contributions from individuals.

The FEC has not yet said how the soft-money ban applies to recount fund raising.

Depending how the commission answers Kerry's question, legal compliance funds financed with limited individual donations could be one way for the candidates to cover any recount costs.

Kerry's compliance fund had about $1.5 million on hand as August began, while Bush's had about $4.4 million, their most recent reports to the FEC show.

The only contributions Kerry and Bush can accept are those for their legal compliance funds. Both took full government financing for their general-election campaigns, putting a stop to their use of private money for campaign costs after their presidential nominating conventions earlier this summer.


Hey Kerry!
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 6:06:32 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/17/2004 6:06:59 PM EST by MMcCall]
Hey Comrade Monsieur Kerry, recount won't be an issue when Bush tops 300 electoral votes, shit for brains.

I could never stand to look at the limpwristed fuck, now I'm getting to where I can't even hear his voice without wanting to break something.
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 6:07:03 PM EST
yeah, when you lose by 10 states and millions of votes....you need a recount....jeez

Of course, I know when Gore did this, it would happen in EVERY Presidential election, in which a Democrat loses, from now on.

Tell a lie long enough...etc.
Link Posted: 9/17/2004 6:53:19 PM EST
Well, they already went to court to keep Nader off the ballot in FL (which they lost ) so why should it be any shock that the bastards are going to get their ducks in a row for AFTER the election?

After all that IS the Democratic Socialists way isn't it?. You can't get your agenda rammed through the ballot box (or the legislative process or seem to understand the Constitution) you go through the courts and get the activist judges you've manged to get appointed (or co-opted) over the years to give you what you want, the People (and Constitution) be damned.

Until we get the courts to start SUPPORTING the Constitution instead of "interpreting" it, this is going to be a standard play for these bastards for quite some time.

Link Posted: 9/17/2004 6:58:32 PM EST
What a dork. It wont be an issue in a landslide.
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