Ohio: one more 2004 election suit to go
AP reports: A federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit pursued by a voting rights group over Ohio's recount of the 2004 presidential election, leaving only one court challenge remaining from Ohio's role in the re-election of President Bush.
U.S. District Judge James Carr in Toledo threw out the suit argued by the National Voting Rights Institute on behalf of 2004 Green Party candidate David Cobb and Libertarian candidate Michael Badnarik. The two combined received less than 0.5 percent of the vote.
The dismissal Tuesday, unless appealed, leaves only a lawsuit filed by the League of Women Voters of Ohio active from the 2004 presidential election.
The institute challenged the recount that showed President Bush beat Democratic challenger Sen. John Kerry by about 118,000 votes out of 5.5 million cast. The original lawsuit was filed on behalf of a Toledo voter who cast a write-in vote for Cobb. -- The Cincinnati Post - Judge dismisses 2004 election lawsuit