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Friday, January 11, 2008

Fair elections: Kucinich fires a shot across the bow [UPDATE]


this is very cool... let's keep the pressure on... whether or not there was vote-tampering in nh isn't even the point... all eyes need to be on our election process... we simply can't tolerate any more bullshit...
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."

note the key wording here, "he does not expect significant changes in HIS vote total..."


courtesy of the brad blog and black box voting, here's a youtube video clip demonstrating how diebold optical scan machines can be easily hacked...

this is from the black box voting site, speculating that kucinich may be falling into a trap by calling for a recount...

"We have no control over the ballot chain of custody and we have learned the pain from the 2004 Nader recount, in which only 11 districts were counted, chosen by a highly questionable person, and then nothing showed up. Now all we hear is how the Nader recount validated the machines."

As Tobi says, "A candidate asking for a recount may well be a tool used to 'prove' everything was okay and then that candidate will be further discredited."

I'll go further than that. The only way a recount makes any sense at all in New Hampshire is AFTER an assessment is made of the chain of custody issues. If the chain of custody isn't intact the recount won't be worth a cup of warm spit.

there are more twists in this story than the highway up pikes peak...

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