Down for the Count
Out-of-state readers may not be aware that two presidential candidates have requested official recounts of both the Democratic and Republican results from last week’s New Hampshire Primary. Today’s Concord Monitor takes a fascinating look at the substantial cost and effort that would go into recounting all 525,000 ballots by hand. As the article suggests, the requests by Democrat Dennis Kucinich and Republican Albert Howard feed into the larger ongoing debate over the dependability of electronic voting machines and ballot counters. Because neither candidate finished within three percentage points of their respective primary winners, they will have to foot the hefty price tag on their own. Kucinich and Howard have until 3 p.m. today to come up with the cash.

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