Computer science experts recommend Hillary Clinton challenge election results in 3 swing states

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Last week, prominent computer scientists and election lawyers who noticed suspicious voting patterns in three swing states won by Donald Trump privately urged Hillary Clinton's campaign to call for a recount, New York reports.

Gabriel Sherman writes that the group, including voting rights attorney John Bonifaz and J. Alex Halderman, director of the University of Michigan Center for Computer Security and Society, believe they have found evidence that in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania, the results may have been manipulated or hacked. For example, in Wisconsin, Clinton received 7 percent fewer votes in counties that used electronic voting machines compared to counties that utilized paper ballots and optical scanners. Clinton lost the state by 27,000 votes, but based on this statistical analysis, as many as 30,000 votes may not have been tallied for Clinton, Sherman wrote.

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