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CONCORD, N.H. — Democrat Dennis Kucinich, who won less than 2 percent of the vote in the New Hampshire primary, on Thursday called for a recount to ensure that all ballots in his party’s contest were counted.
He cites “serious and credible reports, allegations and rumors” about the integrity of Tuesday results.
Originally posted by jsobecky
reply to post by pavlovsdog
It's not really that big of a story, anyway. The only suspense was, which of the losing candidates cried Recount! first.
DETROIT - Democratic Presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich, the most outspoken advocate in the Presidential field and in Congress for election integrity, paper-ballot elections, and campaign finance reform, has sent a letter to the New Hampshire Secretary of State asking for a recount of Tuesday's election because of "unexplained disparities between hand-counted ballots and machine-counted ballots."
"I am not making this request in the expectation that a recount will significantly affect the number of votes that were cast on my behalf," Kucinich stressed in a letter to Secretary of State William M. Gardner. But, "Serious and credible reports, allegations, and rumors have surfaced in the past few days...It is imperative that these questions be addressed in the interest of public confidence in the integrity of the election process and the election machinery - not just in New Hampshire, but in every other state that conducts a primary election."
This recount isn't about who won 39% of 36% or even 1%. It's about establishing whether 100% of the voters had 100% of their votes counted exactly the way they cast them."
Democrat Dennis Kucinich, who won less than 2 percent of the vote in the New Hampshire primary, on Thursday called for a recount to ensure that all ballots in his party’s contest were counted.
Local officials confident of tallies
As the N.H. Secretary of State’s office gears up to begin a recount of last week’s primary on Wednesday, many local voting officials agree: Whether taken by man or machine, results in their precincts were accurate.
Losing candidates Albert Howard, a Republican, and Dennis Kucinich, a Democrat, asked for the recounts, questioning the validity of the results. On the Democratic side, some voting patterns showed a discrepancy between ballots tallied by machine and those tallied by hand.
It would cost Howard, $57,600; Kucinich would pay $69,600.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Secretary of State William Gardner says his office is set to begin a re-count of New Hampshire's Democratic presidential primary.