Recount Fantasies Draw In Stein and Clinton Camps
November 28, 2016
Donald Trump’s transition team on Monday pushed back against an emerging effort to recount votes from the Nov. 8 presidential election, calling it “nonsense,” but not offering any evidence to back the president-elect’s weekend tweet alleging millions of illegal votes.
The Green Party, led by presidential candidate Jill Stein, last week filed for a recount in Wisconsin, a move endorsed by lawyers for Clinton. Similar recount efforts are planned in Michigan and Pennsylvania.
Recount requests were filed on Monday in more than 100 precincts in the state, Politico said, citing her campaign.
Election officials in Wisconsin on Monday (November 30) said a recount of the presidential election between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton would demonstrate the integrity of elections held in that state.
As it presently stands, Trump won Wisconsin’s 10 electoral votes on the basis of having received 22,177 more popular votes than Clinton.
“If nothing else this is going to give us a very good audit. It is going to reassure Wisconsin voters that we have a fair system, that it is–, we are not counting illegal votes. We are not counting dead people’s votes. And, it’s really, really important to know that in Wisconsin, elections are fair and accurate and conducted by hard-working people,” said Mark Thomsen, the chairman of the Wisconsin Election Commission.
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