Written by Keshala Dias
28 Nov, 2016 | 6:14 pm
Hillary Clinton’s campaign said, it will take part in efforts to push for recounts in several key states, joining with Green Party candidate Jill Stein, who has raised millions of dollars to have votes counted again in Wisconsin.
But, in a post on Medium, Marc Elias, the campaign’s counsel, said the campaign’s own investigation has not uncovered any evidence of hacking of voting systems.
In the campaign’s most detailed comments to date on the recount, Elias wrote that while the campaign was not going to contest the results itself, it has decided now to take part in the effort to “ensure that it is fair to all sides.”
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump called Democrat Hillary Clinton’s campaign’s decision to take part in a recount of votes in Wisconsin “sad” in a series of tweets on Sunday, November 27.
“Nothing will change,” Trump said in a tweet just days after Wisconsin’s election board approved the recount requested by Green Party candidate Jill Stein.
She has said she wants to guarantee the integrity of the U.S. voting system since computer hacking had marked the November 8 election.
Although Trump won the Electoral College tally, Clinton will have won the national popular vote by more than two million ballots when the final results are in.
While Stein’s efforts last week may have spurred hope among disappointed Clinton supporters, the chances of such recounts – if they take place – overturning the overall result from the November 8 election are extremely slim, given Trump’s margins of victory in the three states.
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