Rep. Dennis Kucinich has given the state of New Hampshire a check for $25,000 in order to pay for the start of a recount of the New Hampshire Democratic Primary ballots. The estimated cost to complete a recount is about $67,000 or 24 cents per ballot. By handing over only part of the needed money to complete the recount Kucinich will be able to retract his call for a recount if not irregularities show in the first large batch of ballots. One of the two counties in which the recount will start is Manchester, a heavily populated county that reportedly used the Diebold optical scanning machines and came out in favor of Hillary Clinton.
No Republican recount is scheduled at this time because the candidate requesting it, a virtual unknown, had not provided the state with the fee required to begin the count.