Green Party of California demands Senators Boxer, Feinstein ‘challenge the legitimacy' of Ohio Electoral College delegation
GREEN PARTY OF CALIFORNIA NEWS RELEASE
For immediate release: Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2005
Cres Vellucci, State Press Office, 916-996-1970,
Beth Moore Haines, GPCA Spokesperson, 530-277-0610,
Kevin McKeown, GPCA Spokesperson, 310-393-3639,
Sara Amir, GPCA Spokesperson, 310-270-7106,
SACRAMENTO (January 4, 2005) – The Green Party of California – after
spearheading a recount of the Ohio presidential vote – is encouraging U.S.
Senators Barbara Boxer and Diane Feinstein of California to challenge the
legitimacy of Ohio's Electoral College delegation when Congress votes
It takes just one U.S. Senator to challenge the vote, but in 2000, the
House Black Caucus – which again is challenging the vote – failed to
challenge Florida's Electoral College vote because not one Senator would
join in challenging the disenfranchisement of thousand of voters.
"Neither Senator Feinstein nor Senator Boxer felt that the loss of the
right to vote by thousands of voters was worth the trouble of speaking out
in 2000. We challenge them to do so this time," said Craig Peterson, a
member of the GPCA steering committee.
The recount in Ohio, asked and paid for by the Green and Libertarian
parties, has only been timidly supported by the Democratic Party, he said,
adding: "Now it's up to at least one U.S. Senator to join members of the
House to challenge the Ohio delegation."
"California voters should know where their Senators stand on supporting a
challenge to the Electoral College vote on January 6. They should know if
the people they put into office understand that any person losing their
right to vote is wrong, whether that leader is in Kiev, Bagdad, or
Washington DC," added Peterson.
Peterson said that the GPCA is encouraging all registered voters to contact
the offices of Feinstein and Boxer to urge them to challenge the Ohio
Neither Senator has made an official statement other than to say they are
considering the issue
The Green Party of California
P.O. Box 2828, Sacramento, CA 95812
Phone: (916) 448-3437