Several states now have cries for recounts in light of large scale skuldugery in the voting process. This strikes me as at best a delaying action and at worst, an exercise in futility. Let us posit that in some hypothetical zone, the voters cast 1M votes. At the same time, the voting machines added 20,000 votes to one of the candidates totals, giving him the win by say, 5000 votes. All evidence points to organized fraud, but what's the solution? A recount?
So you do a recount and the result is to show 1,020,000 votes cast, and the same fellow winning by 5000 votes.