Nader calls for recounts of key battleground states

Nader calls for recounts of key battleground states

[JURIST] Ralph Nader, who ran as an independent presidential candidate this year, has called for recounts of November 2 voting results. Nader says he want to ensure every ballot was counted amid growing allegations of irregularities. Nader is partiuclarly urging recounts in the hotly disputed states of Ohio and Florida, which were won by President Bush. Nader cited irregularities in Ohio including one Ohio polling station where 638 voters cast ballots but results showed 4,258 voted for Bush, and 260 for Kerry. Nader also cited irregularities in New Hampshire, won by John Kerry, where there were inconsistencies between the vote as reported on the Diebold AccuVote machines and exit polls and voting trends which favored President Bush by up to 15%. Read the Nader press release citing the election day problems here. AFP has more.