NEW HAMPSHIRE'S UNAUDITED DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY MACHINE-COUNTED ELECTION RESULTS SEEM SUSPICIOUS

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BACKGROUND: NEW HAMPSHIRE'S UNAUDITED DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY MACHINE-COUNTED
ELECTION RESULTS SEEM SUSPICIOUS

The analysis of the National Election Data Archive
http://electionarchive.org/ucvData/NH/DemPrimary2008-PairedPrecinctStudy.pdf

"The Diebold Effect": Hillary's Votes Higher From Diebold Machines
Even Controlling for Demographics (education, income, population, etc)
http://scienceblogs.com/developingintelligence/2008/01/the_diebold_effect_hillarys_vo.php

NEW HAMPSHIRE RECOUNT SO FAR - FINDS ERRORS IN INSUFFICIENT AMOUNTS TO
REVERSE THE OUTCOME

NH Recount Finds Vote Count Errors, by Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet.
January 17, 2008.
So far the errors highlight problems with electronic voting, but don't
overturn Clinton's surprise victory.
http://www.alternet.org/democracy/74102/

To see the discrepancies between machine and hand counts - the NH SOS
recount page:
http://www.sos.nh.gov/recountresults.htm

RECOUNT OF THE 2008 NEW HAMPSHIRE PRIMARY ELECTION

Kucinich has decided to ask for a partial hand recount of New
Hampshire's machine counts. My analysis shows that to confirm New
Hampshire's close margin (less than 3% difference between Obama and
Clinton) Democratic primary election results, a partial hand count
would need to randomly select and hand count from 35% to 45% of New
Hampshire's precincts - from 82 to 106 of randomly-selected New
Hampshire precincts - to give 95% confidence-level in the New
Hampshire outcomes, depending on initial assumptions. The reason that
this New Hampshire race requires such a large audit is due to the
small race margin and the extreme variation in precinct sizes in New
Hampshire - from 5,542 votes to 1 vote cast in each precinct. See the
worksheet "95%Confidence-Level-Amt" in
http://electionarchive.org/ucvData/NH/Primary2008/NH2008Primary.xls

U.S. Representative Kucinich asks for a Recount of NH machine counts
in the interest of election integrity
http://www.dennis4president.com/go/homepage-items/kucinich-asks-for-new-hampshire-recount-in-the-interest-of-election-integrity/

Kucinich is asking for donations to pay for the Democratic Primary recount
http://www.usalone.com/kucinich_constitution.php

A place to donate for the Republican Primary recount (Albert Howard)
Nearly $60,000 isbeing charged to Howard who is a Black-American
limousine driver and father of eight from Ann Arbor.
http://grannywarrior.chipin.com/recount

Recount cost could climb to $125,000 - New hand tally would start tomorrow
http://www.concordmonitor.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080115/FRONTPAGE/801150398

QUESTIONS THE PRESS COULD ASK DURING EACH ELECTION ARE:

Does this state conduct any publicly observable post-election
independent manual counts to check the accuracy of machine counts?
(This would require voter-created, or at least voter-checked, paper
ballots.)

Were the detailed vote count data and raw polling data made publicly
available immediately after the election for analysts to detect any
possible suspicious patterns?

Were the invisibly-machine-counted vote counts checked? Are the
machine counts provably correct?

Is there public oversight over chain of custody procedures for
election records and ballots?

What are the state's procedures for securing paper ballot and election
records; and how may the public participate?

DATA AVAILABLE FOR ANALYZING THE NEW HAMPSHIRE JANUARY 8, 2008 PRIMARY
ELECTION RESULTS

National Election Data Archive
http://electionarchive.org/ucvData/NH/2008Primary/

SOME NEW ARTICLES ON THE NEW HAMPSHIRE DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY ELECTION

Guest Editorial: Live Free or Diebold
by Julian Davis‚ Jan. 14‚ 2008
http://www.beyondchron.org/articles/Guest_Editorial_Live_Free_or_Diebold_5264.html

Recounts good test of voting integrity, Editorial in Nashua Telegraph
http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080114/OPINION01/609682470/-1/opinion

Silvestro the cat [who programs NH voting machines]/ NH voting
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PiiaBqwqkXs

New Hampshire Exit Poll, LA Times, January 14, 2008
http://www.latimes.com/la-exitpoll-nh-graphic,0,7161708.htmlstory?coll=la-home-center

Chris Matthews Reported Mid-day polls put Obama ahead
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Jo4pwCG23c

New Hampshire Recount Information
http://www.democracyfornewhampshire.com/node/view/5344

Ron Paul's campaign is finding suspicious discrepancies in the counts
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qV6qAGigGYY&eurl=http://progressiveindependent.com/dc/dcboard.php?az=show_topic&forum=120&topic_id=3779

Candidates say they can pay for recounts
http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080115/NEWS08/383047012/-1/news

Kucinich Asks for New Hampshire Recount in the Interest of Election
Integrity
By Dennis Kucinich Media Release January 10, 2008
http://www.votetrustusa.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2711&Itemid=94

Let recount show N.H. gets its vote tallies right, Jan. 17
http://www.seacoastonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080117/OPINION/801170392/-1/NEWS19

Correction re: NH recount, HOW DOES NEW HAMPSHIRE'S RECOUNT CULTURE
FACILITATE RATHER THAN DETER ELECTION RIGGING? by Mark Crispin Miller
http://markcrispinmiller.blogspot.com/2008/01/correction-re-nh-recount.html

FYI: MOVING ON TO MARYLAND (WHICH, LIKE SOUTH CAROLINA, USES PAPERLESS
E-BALLOTS)

Company Connected to GOP and Romney Delivers Diebold Machines to
Maryland Polls by Kim Zetter EmailJanuary 17, 2008
http://blog.wired.com/27bstroke6/2008/01/company-connect.html


PLEASE DONATE

US Count Votes, DBA National Election Data Archive urgently needs your
donations if it is to continue its work to try to obtain public
oversight over the integrity of election results via mandatory routine
vote count audits and public access to election records and election
data, and public oversight over ballot security procedures. Donating
money to get out the vote efforts, to political candidates, or to
efforts to educate voters on issues, makes little difference if votes
are not accurately counted. NEDA can not continue its efforts without
funding.

http://electionarchive.org/fairelection/donate.html

THANK YOU. PLEASE PASS ON THIS ANNOUNCEMENT.

CONTACT: Kathy Dopp ka...@electionarchive.org 435-658-4657

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