NM Poll Tax for Recounts Eliminated

A minor win for freedom:

New Mexico’s highest court struck down a 2005 law that allowed the state canvassing board to require candidates to pay the estimated full cost of a recount upfront as a deposit.

The ruling came in a dispute over the razor-close 2004 presidential election in New Mexico.

The state Supreme Court’s unanimous decision was a victory for Green Party presidential candidate David Cobb and Libertarian candidate Michael Badnarik.

They had challenged the state’s handling of their request for a recount in 2004.

The bad news is that they won’t do the recount, but at least they got rid of the prohibitive tax on justice.

posted by Stephen Gordon

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