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Nader Requests New Hampshire Recount

10. November 2004 • Murph
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The Nader/Camejo campaign has requested a hand recount of ballots in New Hampshire, treating it as an audit of machine voting. The recount does not target electronic voting machines, which have been the target of the most criticism to date, but optical scanners also made by Diebold:

Nader/Camejo has requested a hand recount of the vote in New Hampshire because of reports of anomalies favoring President Bush in towns that used the Diebold AccuVote optical scan machines. A hand recount will either rule out the possibility of machine error or show a discrepancy in the Diebold machine and the actual vote—either way voters need to know.

While optical scanners may seem an odd target for an attack on Diebold’s accuracy, they make sense when considering that there’s actually something available to hand count.