More votes for Cynthia McKinney (and others): New York State finds uncounted votes

Often, with a third party or independent campaign, there is a decision to be made at the end of the campaign: Focus exclusively on outreach/get out the vote, or put some resources towards poll-watching and organizing for poll watching. This story from New York suggests that poll watching and monitoring the board of elections can reap some rewards.

The resurfaced votes are also a good reason for individual citizens and third party folks to help watchdog at the polls. When a candidate has a relatively small vote tally, 100 plus votes is a big deal. Numbers like these could affect comparisons between districts, friendly contests among locals, and possibly decisions about where your message has support or not.

from Ballot Access News
New York Finds More Votes for President from Last November
March 14th, 2009

The New York State Board of Elections recently revised its official November 2008 election returns, to include some votes from Queens that has been accidentally omitted from the earlier official tally. The new returns show 162 more votes for Ralph Nader [Populist Party], 82 more votes for Bob Barr [Libertarian Party], 72 more votes for Cynthia McKinney [Green Party], 20 more write-in votes for Chuck Baldwin [Constitution Party], 19 more votes for Roger Calero [Socialist Workers Party], and 10 more votes for Gloria La Riva [Party for Socialism and Liberation]. Here is a link to the new totals. Of course, there are also new additional votes for Barack Obama [Democratic Party] and John McCain [Republican Party]

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