Doug Hoffman has re-conceded in the NY-23 House election, while also calling for a closer look at the state's new voting machines.
"Since, the morning of November 4th, many of my supporters have asked me to challenge the outcome of this race," he wrote. "Their concerns centered on the veracity of the new voting machines used, for the first time, in the majority of the eleven counties that make up the Congressional District. Over the past three weeks, we nearly cut Bill Owens' lead in half. Sadly, that is not enough.
The shift in support since election night highlights one fact; the Boards of Elections, both state and county, need to work closely to ensure the seamless use of these machines in the 2010 statewide and midterm elections."
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After being prodded by Glenn Beck into saying he was "unconceding" an upstate New York House election, Doug Hoffman has made it official. In a statement on his website, the Conservative Party candidate said was revoking his concession and blamed ACORN for his initial loss.
As evidence surfaces, we find out that reported results from election night were far from accurate. ACORN and the unions did their best to try and sway the results to Obamacare supporter Bill Owens.
I was forced to concede after receiving two pieces of grim news - - down 5,335 votes with 93 percent of the vote counted on election night - and barely won my stronghold in Oswego County.
Get every vote counted in NY-23On Election Night, the information we received was far different from what we received this week!
Rest assured, they will not succeed, and I am therefore revoking my statement of concession.
That is why I am writing you today. Recent developments leave me to wonder who is scheming behind closed doors, twisting arms and stealing elections from the voters of NY-23.
I'm sure you are as dismayed as I am to learn of the mischief that took place in Oswego and neighboring counties. We know this would not be the first time for the ACORN faithful to tamper with democracy.
Hoffman's spokesman has admitted that the chance a paper ballot count will change the outcome is "a long shot." He noted that Hoffman worked on the 1980 winter Olympics, when the U.S. "Miracle on Ice" team stunned the Soviet team at Lake Placid and won the gold medal.
"We believe in miracles up here," the spokesman said.