But don't get too excited.
OHIO: GROUP TO CHALLENGE PRESIDENTIAL TALLY
A group led by the Rev. Jesse Jackson plans to challenge the outcome of the presidential race in Ohio, saying elction irregularities must be investigated before the state completes its final vote count on Dec. 6. Mr. Jackson, president of the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition, told more than 100 ministers in Cincinnati that the State Supreme Court must set aside President Bush's 136,377-vote victory in Ohio and called for a federal investigation into what he called questionable vote tallies in several counties. Mr. Jackson also said he supported a plan by the political activist group Alliance for Democracy to ask the State Supreme Court to declare a new winner or to order a recount of the votes.
That's it. That's all. Albert Salvato writes this paragraph for the National Briefing (A16 in print; online http://www.nytimes.com/2004/11/30/national/30brfs.html?oref=login) and we first met Salvato Thanksgiving Day (see links below). Thus far Albert Salvato appears to be the only Times reporter aware that anything newsworthy is happening in Ohio. If you contact Daniel Okrent (Times' public editor) you might want to pass on a thanks that Salvato is at least aware of this issue, before asking Okrent if this is what he meant when wrote that he was "confident" that the Times will "continue to look into this issue"? Here's Okrent's address: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Links to two previous entries discussing the Times' recent Ohio coverage:
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