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Partial New Hampshire recount begins Thursday

[JURIST] A partial recount of the New Hampshire presidential vote sought by independent candidate Ralph Nader is set to start Thursday. The Nader campaign filed for the recount November 5, citing the inaccuracy of optical scan vote-counting machines. The request covers 11 of the state's precincts that use Diebold Inc. Accuvote optical scanning machines to count paper ballots and came after some of the Accuvote machines gave President Bush up to 15 percent more votes than had been expected from exit polling. Nader will wait to see the results of the recount before asking for recounts in other states. Read the Nader press release here. A release on the original recount request is here. AP has more.

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