View Full Version : Kucinich Asks for New Hampshire Recount in the Interest of Election Integrity

01-11-2008, 09:09 AM
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DETROIT--(BUSINESS WIRE (http://www.businesswire.com/))--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.”
He added, “Ever since the 2000 election – and even before – the American people have been losing faith in the belief that their votes were actually counted. 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.”
Kucinich, who drew about 1.4% of the New Hampshire Democratic primary vote, wrote, “This is not about my candidacy or any other individual candidacy. It is about the integrity of the election process.” No other Democratic candidate, he noted, has stepped forward to question or pursue the claims being made.
“New Hampshire is in the unique position to address – and, if so determined, rectify – these issues before they escalate into a massive, nationwide suspicion of the process by which Americans elect their President. Based on the controversies surrounding the Presidential elections in 2004 and 2000, New Hampshire is in a prime position to investigate possible irregularities and to issue findings for the benefit of the entire nation,” Kucinich wrote in his letter.
“Without an official recount, the voters of New Hampshire and the rest of the nation will never know whether there are flaws in our electoral system that need to be identified and addressed at this relatively early point in the Presidential nominating process,” said Kucinich, who is campaigning in Michigan this week in advance of next Tuesday’s Presidential primary in that state.

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01-11-2008, 09:10 AM
Joe, I stayed off your thread. How bout you let this one alone?

01-11-2008, 09:13 AM

Joe (SoCal)
01-11-2008, 09:14 AM
It will drop like a stone if I don't post. You and I both know that. I'm just trying to get you a little air time ;)

01-11-2008, 09:23 AM
Your 2

Ed Harrow
01-11-2008, 10:07 AM
Curious: http://checkthevotes.com/index.php?party=DEMOCRATS

or, if you're bi-'partisanly' curious:


Current discussion on NPR. The party stated the story doesn't have legs.

01-11-2008, 10:34 AM
Just look a the record of the machines used, their ability to be hacked 81%f the vote tabulated on them.
The criminal record of one of the principals involved.
The fact that Obamas and Pauls observers were kicked out of several locations. (reported to be Hillary's lawyers doing it)
The fact that Pauls votes in some hand count districts were "inadvertently" left off the tally.
The fact that these results mirror the situation in Ohio.
We can just keep going............ on and on
Just having a look see is a sound decision on Kucinichs part.
Chances are though he will be slaughtered by the "nothing to see here crowd"
I just don't understand why anyone would have issues against scrutiny. Free and fair elections protect all of our interests.

01-11-2008, 11:06 AM
Kucinich is doing this for Obama, who does not want to be seen as a sore loser, for which I am sure Kucinich expects a reward in the Obama administration, if there is one.

Milo Christensen
01-11-2008, 11:46 AM
Kucinich is doing this for Obama, . . . for which I am sure Kucinich expects a reward . . .

Ambassador to the Outer Planets and Nearby Stars.

01-11-2008, 12:20 PM
Kucinich is doing this for Obama, who does not want to be seen as a sore loser, for which I am sure Kucinich expects a reward in the Obama administration, if there is one.

Obama conceded, then was approved by the skull and bonesman.

Coincidence ?

S.V. Airlie
01-11-2008, 12:34 PM
I think Kucinich is just preparing us for what will undoubtably hap[pen after November.:rolleyes:

01-14-2008, 01:01 AM
I take Tylers posts mostly with a grain of salt, but

"Just having a look see is a sound decision on Kucinichs part."

I couldn't agree more considering the arcane method(s) of voting you have round the country, the probable closeness of the vote and the record of opportunist if not corrupt practices.
If the voter has doubts about the security of the process then the system is in trouble. I was encouraged though by the turnout in New Hampshire which I understand was larger than in recent times.

Duncan Gibbs
01-14-2008, 01:16 AM
Hanging Chad:
Blah, blah, blah, blah...

You guys need an independent Federal Electoral Commission that distributes and counts STANDARDISED ballot papers for ALL elections, with both independent and congressional oversight.

I can just hear the lawyers bills ring up now: Ka-ching ka-ching!! :rolleyes: