What We Have Accomplished Together
The initial $150,000 raised on www.votecobb.org with the help of thousand of small donors (most under $100) was directly responsible for this recount process moving forward. We needed to have the $113,600 filing fee in the bank in order to start the legal process of trying to expedite the recount, and our supporters from coast-to-coast came through in only four days.
Other monies raised as part of the initial $150,000 have paid for re-hiring staff, travel fees to visit Ohio to hear testimony from voters and work with local organizations on the ground, the numerous conference calls needed to pull the logistics together, the increased web capacity to handle the thousands of inquiries and donations, and other general operating expenses.
Once we were sure that the recount was moving ahead, we put out a call for an additional $100,000. We didn't want to raise more money until we were certain the minimum needed was raised.
The next $100,000, which again was raised in a matter of days thanks to thousands of small donations, is being used to mobilize volunteers on the ground in Ohio, pay for certain transportation and lodging costs, and provide training to the many volunteers who will be coming to help make sure every vote is counted in Ohio.