The Great Orange Overlord has spoken on the New Hampshire Primary recount. All is well in the world of Kos, and we should be greatful.
Well, maybe not.
I don't want to get into a pissing match between Brad and Markos. After all, I'm sure they both can store up a great deal of piss if needed, and I'm not into golden showers. I will, however, give you the links to the recount totals for both the Repug and Dem recounts:
I'm going to approach this from the point of view of the recount having gone as well as could be expected. That is to say I'll proceed upon the assumption that the election was as pristine as it possibly could have been (and there have been vote anomalies from both recounts, so this is an assumption which is stretched).
Here's why the NH recount was a good thing: We've found out that NH has a relatively good election system (or at least it looks that way). I happen to think that the recount was a good idea, even if that was what was shown! The key here is that paper ballots are able to be recounted and verified.
Note to Markos: What would bitching about SC do? They're votes are by (for the most part) electronic device with no paper trail. The answer, of course, is that we could find that the electronic devices didn't tally the same originally with what was shown as a final vote, but that's neither here nor there for this argument.
Second note to Markos: None of the active campaigns chose to question the primary in SC. The difference between SC and NH is that the polls were trending toward an Obama blow-out in SC, while NH seemed to contradict what the polls were showing, although there did seem to be some slight trend toward Hillary on the last day of polling.
So, even if the NH recount shows that NH has a pretty good system, the recount was worth it. I think we're all looking for a system which is close to being very accurate. If NH's numbers hold up (and the Dem recount only did about 20-25% of votes) then it might be able to be said that their system might be the one to follow if we don't go to the time honored paper ballot/hand count system.