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Saturday, September 06, 2003

 

Dean Statement on California Recall http://dean2004.blogspot.com/politics/2003_08_31_deanarchive.html#106288975809924566

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From Dean for America...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 6, 2003

Statement from Tricia Enright, Communications Director, Dean for America:


“Like all good Democrats, Howard Dean has said from the beginning that Californians should vote no on the recall and retain Gray Davis as Governor. At the same time, Governor Dean believes it is important to ensure that a Democrat remains in the Governor’s office, so he would urge everyone to vote no and also to select Cruz Bustamante on the second ballot.”

Earlier today, Governor Howard Dean appeared with Governor Gray Davis in Los Angeles and said the following:

“I am here to ask the people of California to vote NO on the recall. And thereason for that is really not about Gray's record. The reason for that is because I think this is the fourth attempt to undermine democracy in this country by the right wing of the Republican Party since the 2000 elections. If you go back and look at what has happened in this country since the Supreme Court decided that George Bush had won the presidential election, you will find the following things. First, the conservative dominated United States Supreme Court opted not to recount the votes in the state of Florida, overruling the state court. Second, last Spring in Colorado, the conservative legislature and conservative governor broke all precedent by redistricting the Colorado congressional delegation and thus making it likely that the Democrats would lose seats.

Dean's remarks continue here.


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