Clin­ton Cam­paign To Par­tic­i­pate In Elec­tion Re­count In Wis­con­sin

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The cam­paign of US Demo­cratic pres­i­den­tial can­di­date Hil­lary Clin­ton will par­tic­i­pate in the vote re­count in Wis­con­sin, her cam­paign at­tor­ney said on Satur­day.

“We feel it is im­por­tant, on prin­ci­ple, to en­sure our cam­paign is legally rep­re­sented in any court pro­ceed­ings and rep­re­sented on the ground in or­der to mon­i­tor the re­count process it­self,” Ms Clin­ton’s cam­paign at­tor­ney Mark Elias wrote on a on­line state­ment. The state­ment said that since the elec­tion the cam­paign has re­ceived “hun­dreds of mes­sages” that urged for ac­tion against the re­sult, and that the cam­paign has pre­vi­ously con­ducted var­i­ous mea­sures to eval­u­ate the fair­ness of the vote count but has found no “ac­tion­able ev­i­dence of hack­ing or out­side at­tempts to al­ter the vot­ing tech­nol­ogy.”

In light of the find­ings, Ms Clin­ton’s cam­paign ini­tially de­cided against fil­ing for re­count, but now that a re­count has been ini­ti­ated in Wis­con­sin, it will join in, the state­ment said. The Wis­con­sin re­count was filed last Fri­day by Green Party can­di­date Jill Stein, who said in an on­line video that she will also push for re­counts in the states of Michi­gan and Penn­syl­va­nia, which Mr Elias said the Clin­ton cam­paign will also par­tic­i­pate. The three states where Ms Stein has asked for re­count were the most closely con­tested states dur­ing the pres­i­den­tial elec­tion, with Repub­li­can can­di­date Don­ald Trump’s com­bined lead in all three states just top­ping 100,000 votes, ac­cord­ing to fig­ures re­leased by state au­thor­i­ties. Ms Stein won ap­prox­i­mately one per­cent of the vote in each of the three states, but lo­cal me­dia has re­ported that she raised over US$5 mil­lion (FJ$10.45m) to fi­nance her re­count bid, which is US$3.5 mil­lion (FJ$7.32m) more than her cam­paign fund. Ms Clin­ton’s cam­paign ad­mit­ted that his­tory is not on their side. Ms Clin­ton needs to over­turn the re­sult in all three states in or­der to bag enough elec­toral votes to re­place Mr Trump in the White House. Mr Trump an­nounced vic­tory in the pres­i­den­tial elec­tion on Novem­ber 9, af­ter up­set­ting ri­val Ms Clin­ton in sev­eral key states that were tra­di­tion­ally viewed as blue states, in­clud­ing Michi­gan, Wis­con­sin and Penn­syl­va­nia. The re­sult sparked anger among thou­sands of Clin­ton sup­port­ers who staged mass protests across the coun­try, and called for re­counts. Xin­hua

US Demo­cratic pres­i­den­tial nom­i­nee Hil­lary Clin­ton and her hus­band, for­mer US Pres­i­dent Bill Clin­ton, ar­rive for her first public con­ces­sion speech af­ter losing the pres­i­den­tial elec­tion to the Repub­li­can can­di­date in New York, the United States, Novem­ber 9.

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