New Hampshire’s Secretary of State’s office has given Albert Howard an estimated cost to re-count last week’s Republican presidential primary: $55,600, or 24 cents per ballot.
Howard, who received 44 votes, requested the re-count last week.
In a letter to Howard yesterday, Deputy Secretary of State David Scanlan said the office needs a certified check by today at 3 p.m. for the re-count to proceed.
Ohio Representative Dennis Kucinich, who received less than 2 percent of the Democratic vote, has requested a re-count of his party’s primary ballots. While the Secretary of State’s office has not released the estimated cost of that re-count, at 24 cents per ballot it would be about $70,000.
There was no word from either campaign whether they expected to continue.