Kucinich paying for recount in NH
Democratic candidate Dennis Kucinich, who received 1.4 percent of the New Hampshire primary vote, is demanding for a recount of Tuesday's primaries.
"This is not about me or Senator Clinton or Obama or what percentage they got, it is [about] the integrity of the election process," Kucinich said in an interview with Neil Cavuto on Fox's Your World this Friday.
When Cavuto asked why Kucinich thought there was no integrity present, Kucinich said he believes there’s a chance that the voting machines may have "made a mistake."
"The Americans have a concern about integrity and whether the machines have flaws in them. This is the first time there is an opportunity to be able to answer the question," he said.
Cavuto pointed out that neither Hillary Clinton nor Barack Obama have questioned the integrity of the elections, and asked Kucinich if he was just "stirring the pot."
"Look what happened in Florida in 2000, what happened in Ohio in 2004," Kucinich responded. "It's not about me, it is about the American people."
Secretary of State Bill Gardner has said that Kucinich must pay for the recounts under state law.
Kucinich said he doesn't expect the recount to affect the results, but that "it is imperative that these questions be addressed in the interest of public confidence in the integrity of the election process and the election machinery."
This video is from Fox's Your World, broadcast January 11, 2008.
In the following video Keith Olbermann talks with Rep. Rush Holt about the New Hampshire recount. Rep. Holt explains new legislation that would assist states in providing "voter verified" paper ballots and audits of elections.
This video is from MSNBC's Countdown, broadcast January 11, 2008.