Dennis Kucinich has called for a public recount of the votes in the New Hampshire Democratic Primary.
What? Does he think he'll pick up 120,000 votes and win it? Hell no! he sees this as a perfect opportunity to test the reliability of electronic voting machines against a paper ballot.
Just so you know...The biggest reason for the final falling out between John Edwards and John Kerry was Kerry going yellow and failing to push for an investigation and recount of the votes and voting process in Ohio in 2004. Every statistician that has looked at Ohio thinks it was manipulated and probably stolen for George Bush, giving him his second term.
So what made this pop up on the Kucinich radar? Pre-election polls predicted a 3-5% win for Obama. When the votes were counted it was a mathematical reversal and a win for Hillary. (I need to re-look at exit polls)
All the votes in new Hampshire that were counted electronically show a win for Hillary: 52.95% to 47.05%
All the votes in new Hampshire that were counted by hand show a win for ObamaL 52.95% to 47.05%
This is as statistically unlikely as Ohio was, when the overwhelming majority of the tally errors that were discovered favored George W. Bush and not John Kerry.
"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."
Hillary Clinton received a seven point advantage in Diebold counted districts as opposed to hand counted districts.
Read the numbers for yourself:
I am struck by one thing in all this, and I have to tell you that there is a remote...very damned remote...possibility that our elections have been and will be relatively honest and accurate but I am not reassured by the overwhelming reluctance of our lwmakers to even investigate electronic election fraud. All by itself, that is a scandal.
Now we may have the smoking gun.
So why not conduct an open investigation? All we have to do is count the paper ballots and compare the talley to the Diebold talley. It will either prove that our suspicions are unfounded...Or prove conclusively that George W. Bush is not, and never has been the "elected" President of the United States.
Mr. Gore...Your Presidential Limo awaits you!