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kiwi_expat Donating Member (526 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-17-05 11:55 PM
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129. Skids, do you know how much it might cost to manually recount a precinct?
Regarding the 2001 Miami Herald's Miami-Dade County recount, Eric Alterman reported:

"The Herald and its parent company, Knight Ridder, retained a public
accounting firm, BDO Seidman, LLP, to conduct the review. Spending more than 80 hours during a three-week period, the reporters and accountants examined every "undervote" separately and recorded their findings." (See http://www.commondreams.org/views01/0227-04.htm )

Thus, it would appear that a precinct manual recount could be done by private individuals, themselves, without having to pay county employees to do the actual handling and counting.
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