Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein announced Wednesday that she would seek an audit and recount of the election results in Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin, after noticing purported irregularities potentially related to voter security. The Stein campaign began a crowd-funding effort Wednesday to raise enough money for legal fees before the Friday deadline to file for recount in Wisconsin, securing the necessary funds by Thursday morning.
The recount effort stems from the findings of two voter scientists in Michigan, who have alleged that Hillary Clinton received suspiciously low ballot totals in counties that used electronic voting machines. "After a divisive and painful presidential race, reported hacks into voter and party databases and individual email accounts were causing many [Americans] to wonder if our election results are reliable," Stein said in a statement:
President-elect Donald Trump claimed the electoral votes in all three states, which were crucial in propelling him to victory over Clinton.
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