Saturday, January 12, 2008

Was New Hampshire's Election Stolen?

Dennis Kucinich is an American hero. He is the ONLY democratic presidential contender who is doing the right thing as far as New Hampshire goes. Kucinich sent a letter to the New Hampshire Secretary of State requesting a vote recount due to "unexplained disparities between hand-counted ballots and machine-counted ballots."

In New Hampshire's case, we may be able to "stop" the election from being stolen. The Democrats better learn from Dennis because if they fail to act responsibly it looks likely that the 2008 Presidential election will the next one stolen.

Kucinich explained, "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.

Excerpts from the Kucinich letter requesting a recount:

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...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.

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.

This is not about my candidacy or any other individual candidacy. It is about the integrity of the election process.

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.

I obtained these excerpts from Kucinich's letter here.

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