The New Hampshire recount is continuing. The Democratic recount, paid for by the Dennis Kucinich campagin, is further along than the Republican recount. So far, it looks as though the counting was pretty good, although there are changes in almost all of the wards counted.
The big news vote wise on day 2 is Manchester Ward 5. For the big three, there is a substantial change in the votes, with all three losing a fair number of votes:
Candiate Original count Recount
Obama 404 365
Clinton 683 619
Edwards 255 217
This is not enough to change the results, but for Obama it’s a 9%+ change, Clinton just over 9% change and for Edwards it’s an 8/5% change.
Official NH SOS count. Interestingly enough, the fewer votes seem not to have gone to any of the other candidates.
Bradblog is reporting that New Hampshire media is reporting no problems in voting.
BlackBoxVoting is reporting, via OpEdNews, that there were slit ballot holding boxes (yes, take it for what you will).
Here’s a link to an article on Russ Holt’s renewed call for paper ballots:
The Manchester Union-Leader is reporting that the problems in Ward 5 are as a result of couting ballots for Vice-President (!): http://unionleader.com/article…
So, so far, there doesn’t seem to be any large scale vote hijacking, which is good. There’s the one obvious vote anomoly, though most wards seem to have only a few votes here and there.
As always, now more than ever,
Vote your conscience, choose peace!