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Recount Effort Is Expanded to New Mexico and Nevada

Tuesday, November 30, 2004; Page A02

Green Party presidential candidate David Cobb and Libertarian candidate Michael Badnarik announced that they are seeking recounts in two more battleground states: New Mexico and Nevada.

The third-party candidates, who already have requested a recount in Ohio, won few votes in both states. But a Cobb spokesman said they were concerned that reports of Election Day problems at the states' polls were being ignored.

President Bush won both states. Cobb spokesman Blair Bobier said a "527" organization called the Help America Recount Fund, which is affiliated with the National Ballot Integrity Project, is paying for the recounts.

Meanwhile, Jesse L. Jackson was in Ohio over the weekend to lend his support to the Buckeye State's impending recount.

-- Brian Faler

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