Democrat Dennis Kucinich, who won less than 2 percent of the vote in the New Hampshire primary, said Thursday he wants a recount to ensure that all ballots in his party's contest were counted. The Ohio congressman cited "serious and credible reports, allegations and rumors" about the integrity of Tuesday results.At least Kucinich hasn't become so delusional that he believes a recount would affect his dismal 2 percent showing but instead believes that the "internet rumored" improprieties might affect the outcome between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.
Deputy Secretary of State David Scanlan said Kucinich is entitled to a statewide recount. But, under New Hampshire law, Kucinich will have to pay for it. Scanlan said he had "every confidence" the results are accurate.
In a letter dated Thursday, 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."
Kucinich alluded to online reports alleging disparities around the state between hand-counted ballots, which tended to favor Sen. Barack Obama, and machine-counted ones that tended to favor Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton. He also noted the difference between pre-election polls, which indicated Obama would win, and Clinton's triumph by a 39 percent to 37 percent margin.So could someone explain to me why a candidate that barely has enough money in his campaign war chest to "pay attention" would want to request and be willing to pay for a recount that would not affect his results and that was based on rumors from individuals that weren't even in New Hampshire election night? And where is Barack Obama in all this so-called voting issue controversy considering he would be the one to most benefit?
The final question that needs to be asked is how did this guy ever get elected and then re-elected to Congress in the first place? Maybe it's Ohioans that should be asking for a recount.