Another Reason to Like Kucinich

Citing the reports alleging disparities around the state between hand-counted ballots, which tended to favor Obama, and machine-counted ones that tended to favor Clinton (which I posted about earlier this week), Kucinich is calling for a recount of New Hampshire votes.

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.”

Of course, it probably won’t happen — NH law requires anybody who lost by more than 3% to pay the full costs of a recount, and Kucinich has only sent out $2K (the amount reserved for people who lost by 3% or less). I suppose Obama could ask for the recount, but it’s probably better for him to just move forward with what momentum he has, and not give the media a “sore loser” meme to play with.

So, all in all, it’s only a gesture…..but I still think it’s an important gesture.

7 Replies to “Another Reason to Like Kucinich”

  1. Why is it an important gesture? Seems like a waste of time (and money) to me. Clinton had huge leads in New Hampshire polling prior to Iowa and Obama’s “big mo” from the caucus win was wildly over-inflated by a media pushing its decided-upon narrative.

    Also, Hillary cried. Or something.

  2. It’s something which hopefully will draw attention to the fact that we’re still using error-prone and unsecure Diebold Accuvote machines. I think that’s worth pointing out.

    It would be better if someone higher-profile was making a big deal about it, but I’ll take what I can get at this point. :)

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