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.