Dennis Kucinich, who came in pretty much dead last with less than 2% of the vote in New Hampshire, is demanding a recount.
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.
Got news for Dennis, pre-election polls WITHIN the margin of error of the final vote are hardly an indication something went wrong.
And, it is not unusual for discrepencies in mail-in versus real-life votes. Very simple logic here. Obama’s supporters are more enthusiastic, ergo more likely to send in an absentee ballot. Whereas, Clinton’s supporters are more numerous.
Unfortunately for the Kucinich’s, Pauls, and possibly Obamas, the latter is all that matters in the end during an election.
This however, is the exact same mistake I think the media made in New Hampshire as well.
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