New York Times: Hillary Clinton’s Team to Join Wisconsin Recount Pushed by Jill Stein
WASHINGTON — Nearly three weeks after Election Day, Hillary Clinton’s campaign said on Saturday that it would participate in a recount process in Wisconsin incited by a third-party candidate and would join any potential recounts in two other closely contested states, Pennsylvania and Michigan.
The Clinton campaign held out little hope of success in any of the three states, and said it had seen no “actionable evidence” of vote hacking that might taint the results or otherwise provide new grounds for challenging Donald J. Trump’s victory. But it suggested it was going along with the recount effort to assure supporters that it was doing everything possible to verify that hacking by Russia or other irregularities had not affected the results.
In a post on Medium, Marc Elias, the Clinton team’s general counsel, said the campaign would take part in the Wisconsin recount being set off by Jill Stein, the Green Party candidate, and would also participate if Ms. Stein made good on her plans to seek recounts in Michigan and Pennsylvania. Mrs. Clinton lost those three states by a total of little more than 100,000 votes, sealing her Electoral College defeat by Mr. Trump.
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WNU Editor: President-elect Trump is right on this one .... it's all about the money .... The Mysterious Case Of Jill Stein's Surging Recount Costs (Zero Hedge). As for Hillary Clinton .... I can understand that she wants to placate her supporters, but the optics are terrible .... especially in view of her repeated criticisms of Donald Trump during the election campaign that he must respect the election results.
More News On The Reaction To Hillary Clinton's Team Joinning The Recount Process
Clinton Campaign To Participate In Recount, Skeptical Results Will Change -- NPR
Clintons Confirm Participation In Recount Plan, Despite No "Actionable Evidence Of Hacking" -- Zero Hedge
Clinton Recount Plan Draws Sore Loser Jibe From Team Trump -- Bloomberg
Trump calls recount efforts ‘sad,’ declares: ‘Nothing will change’ -- Washington Post
Trump Calls Recount Push 'A Scam,' Says Election Is Over -- AP
Trump knocks 'defeated' Dems supporting recount -- The Hill