Kucinich Letter Cites Miscounts in NH, Requests State Carry Out ‘Complete & Accurate Recount of All Ballots’ By Brad Friedman

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By Brad Friedman
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1/23/2008 8:12PM

Democratic Presidential Candidate Details ‘Significant Percentage Variances,’ from 4 to 10%, Discovered So Far During Hand Counts as Paid for by His Campaign

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Citing “significant percentage variances in four voting districts in Hillsborough County,” Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) is requesting that New Hampshire’s Secretary of State, William Gardner, “order a complete and accurate recount of all ballots in the New Hampshire Democratic Presidential Primary election,” according to a letter sent this morning, as obtained by The BRAD BLOG. The letter (posted in full at end of this article) details a number of the discrepancies revealed by the recent post-election hand count in Concord, as paid for by the Democratic Presidential candidate’s campaign.

The count was suspended this morning, when “funds ran out,” according to the NH SoS website, making way for a Republican hand count challenge by candidate Albert Howard to begin tomorrow, as The BRAD BLOG reported earlier today.

“The magnitude of the variances in the four voting locations raise questions about the integrity of the internal vote accounting procedures in use in Hillsborough County,” wrote Kucinich. “A reconciliation of the records of votes cast to voters who signed in and received ballots should have detected these problems; why multiple locations with large over-voting discrepancies went undetected in Hillsborough remains unexplained.”

Kucinich’s references, detailed in the two-page letter, refer to counts in Nashua Ward 5 where there were variances discovered in the counting as high as 4.9%; in Manchester Ward 5 where tallies varied 10.6%; and in New Ipswich, which saw 7.5% differences in the hand count totals from the original count for one candidate. Those districts were all tabulated on Election Day solely by error-prone, hackable Diebold optical-scan voting systems.

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h/t: After Downing Street

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