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  • America Votes

    Election news from across the Knight Ridder network and the Web

    Monday, November 01, 2004

    The party that wouldn't end ... 

    The non-partisan Center for Public Integrity released this intriguing report Monday -- something to consider just in case we don't have a winner come Wednesday morning.

    Apparently, the John Kerry campaign is well financed to pursue any recounts that might result from Tuesday's voting. The Center reports that Kerry may have a $24.8 million advantage over President George W. Bush, according to the campaigns' most recent financial filings.

    Under Federal Election Commission rules, both candidates can use remaining funds from their primary election committees to pay for recount activities. In Kerry's case that amounts to just under $45 million, compared to just more than $16 million left over in the Bush/Cheney primary election committee's coffers.

    Who would have ever thought there'd be a day when we'd need a special fund just for recounts? Thanks a lot -- Florida!

    posted by Lori Aratani at 5:58 PM



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