Kucinich Seeks NH Dem Vote Recount

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  1. trickblue

    trickblue Not Old School...Old Testament...

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    Kucinich Seeks NH Dem Vote Recount
    By STEPHEN FROTHINGHAM – 18 hours ago

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) —
    Democrat Dennis Kucinich, who won less than 2 percent of the vote in the New Hampshire primary, said Thursday he wants a recount to ensure that all ballots in his party's contest were counted. The Ohio congressman cited "serious and credible reports, allegations and rumors" about the integrity of Tuesday results.

    Deputy Secretary of State David Scanlan said Kucinich is entitled to a statewide recount. But, under New Hampshire law, Kucinich will have to pay for it. Scanlan said he had "every confidence" the results are accurate.

    In a letter dated Thursday, Kucinich said he does not expect significant changes in his vote total, but wants assurance that "100 percent of the voters had 100 percent of their votes counted."

    Kucinich alluded to online reports alleging disparities around the state between hand-counted ballots, which tended to favor Sen. Barack Obama, and machine-counted ones that tended to favor Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton. He also noted the difference between pre-election polls, which indicated Obama would win, and Clinton's triumph by a 39 percent to 37 percent margin.

    Candidates who lose by 3 percentage or less are entitled to a recount for a $2,000 fee. Candidates who lose by more must pay for the full cost. Kucinich's campaign said it was sending the $2,000 fee to start the recount.

    Scanlon said his office had received several phone calls since Tuesday, mostly from outside the state, questioning the results. New Hampshire's voting machines are not linked in any way, which Scanlon says reduce the likelihood of tampering with results on a statewide level. Also, the results can be checked against paper ballots.

    "I think people from out of state don't completely understand how our process works and they compare it to the system that might exist in Florida or Ohio, where they have had serious problems," he said. "Perhaps the best thing that could happen for us is to have a recount to show the people that ... the votes that were cast on election day were accurately reflected in the results. And I have every confidence that will be the case."
  2. Sasquatch

    Sasquatch Lost in the Woods Zone Supporter

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    Interesting. So they're definitely recounting the votes?
  3. Jordan55

    Jordan55 Active Member

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    So much for Kucinch getting almost two percent of the vote, I don't think he has a chance now, I believe he'll throw his support over to Obama all 100 ballots correction 80
  4. jterrell

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    What is all the aliens vote???
    Who'll be laughing then:):)
  5. Jordan55

    Jordan55 Active Member

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    That's why the ACLU is in court fighting against the states requesting State issued documentation, Picture ID, to be provide at the voting centers, since this would show proof of residency and citizenship.
    All illegal trespassers and aliens should have the illegal right to vote, since they have access to our schools, Hospitals, Government programs, we can't throw them out unless they have been convicted of a felony, might as well have them get in line. What's few more people on Government programs!
    Open the Borders, nevermind they are
    Don't forget the Allamo!
  6. jterrell

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    I meant the little green men/./..///

    the point--------------------->

    your head

  7. burmafrd

    burmafrd Benched

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    The Dems and Libs and ACLU all are against photo ID for voting since all the illegal aliens here and the ones they want to come here could vote then. Solid Photo ID is a lot harder and more expensive to forge and that would discourage them from voting. This is bad for the libs since they believe that Illegals would overwhelmingly vote democratic.
  8. Jordan55

    Jordan55 Active Member

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    I jumped the snap count, sorry

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