Democratic presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich is calling for a recount of the New Hampshire primary, not because he believes it will show him the winner, but for the integrity of the process.
Kucinich received just 1.4 percent of the vote in Tuesday's primary that was won by Hillary Clinton.
The New Hampshire Secretary of State's office said Kucinich can have a recount but he will have to pay for it. Under state law if a candidate loses by less than 3 percent they can pay a flat $2,000 for the recount. If they lose by more than 3 percent they have to pay the entire cost.
Kucinich asked for a recount after hearing about reports that Barack Obama did better in places where votes were hand counted versus larger cities where votes are tabulated electronically. In truth, polling had suggested that Clinton was doing better in the larger cities prior to the vote.
In 2004 a Michigan activist demanded a recount of the presidential race on behalf of the Ralph Nader campaign. As The Nation reported they were satisfied of the integrity of the New Hampshire process after the recount.