|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
JANUARY 6, 2005
|CONTACT: Congressman Dennis Kucinich
Doug Gordon, 202-225-5871(o)
Kucinich To Join Challenge To Ohio's Electoral College Vote On House Floor Today
WASHINGTON -- January 6 -- Congressman Dennis J. Kucinich (D-OH) will join with Members of the Congressional Black Caucus, today, in challenging the certification of Ohio's Electoral College vote.
Citing numerous voting irregularities in his home state of Ohio, Kucinich will take to the House floor to highlight problems with our electoral process, and call for real election reform.
During this afternoon's Joint Session of Congress to count the Electoral College ballots, Kucinich will join with the Congressional Black Caucus in objecting to Ohio's ballot. If the House members are joined by a Senator they will force a two hour debate on both the House and Senate floor on their objection.
"While I do not seek to over turn the results of the November elections, I do believe that the great number of voting irregularities in Ohio need to be brought to the nation's attention," stated Kucinich. "Our nation needs real election reform to ensure that the cornerstone of our democracy, the right to vote, is protected for all Americans."
Today's Joint Session of Congress will begin today at 1pm.