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Activists To Hillary Clinton: Challenge Election Results

By Christie Abagon , Nov 24, 2016 12:25 AM EST
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Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton are urged by a group of computer scientists and election lawyers to challenge her loss, saying that they have found proof that the results in three key battleground states were compromised. 

Wisconsin, Michigan And Pennsylvania Votes Were Possibly 'Hacked'

The activists say that Clinton received 7 percent fewer votes in counties that relied on electronic voting machines, which they say could have been hacked.  Electronic voting systems in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania produced discrepancies that contributed to Clinton's loss.  They also said that as many as 30,000 votes were possibly denied from Clinton. 

Michael McDonald, a University of Florida professor and voter turnout expert posted an image Tuesday of the electronically calculated count in Sauk County, Wisconsin, showing 2,700 more votes tallied than ballots cast. 

"My guess is that in Wisconsin, the Trump lead narrows when provisional ballots are counted (not enough by themselves). Fixing errors in certification could go either way.  I know the Clinton campaign is monitoring this, so if they think the Wisconsin results merit recount, they will do so... Here's the real problem, though: Clinton also needs another large battleground state (Florida or Pennsylvania), but that doesn't seem possible, because the margins are too much... So, even if Clinton had a realistic chance of flipping Wisconsin in a recount, her campaign would probably not do it since one state is not enough alone," he said. 

Clinton's Camp Is Running Out Of Time To Challenge Election Results

The activists who are contesting the election results need to act fast since there is a deadline to challenge the results.  The deadline in Wisconsin to file for a recount is Friday; in Pennsylvania, it's Monday; and Michigan is next Wednesday.  Hillary Clinton herself has not made a comment about the clamour for a recount as of this writing. 

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