Friday, January 11, 2008

Kucinich seeks NH recount

In what is sure to be a purely public-relations move, Dennis Kucinich has asked for a recount of the NH democratic primary to "ensure every vote is counted." Why do I say it is pure PR? He admits that he expected it will change nothing.

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."
It would be interesting to see one of the front-runers offer to pay for the recount, as an expression of their confidence in the system. But I really expect to see either (1) they'll ignore this or (2) Ron Paul will offer to use his excess funds to pay for the recount.

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