Trump calls re­count a ‘scam’

Jamaica Gleaner - - INTERNATIONAL NEWS -

WEST PALM BEACH, Florida (AP): FOR MONTHS, Don­ald Trump called the pres­i­den­tial elec­tion “rigged”. The pres­i­dent-elect has a dif­fer­ent word – “scam” – for the re­count ef­fort aimed at re­vis­it­ing the vote in three piv­otal bat­tle­ground states.

“The peo­ple have spo­ken and the elec­tion is over,” Trump de­clared Satur­day in his first com­ments about the grow­ing ef­fort to force re­counts in Wis­con­sin, Michi­gan and Penn­syl­va­nia. He added, “We must ac­cept this re­sult and then look to the fu­ture.”

Green Party nom­i­nee Jill Stein’s fight for a re­count got a ma­jor boost Fri­day when Wis­con­sin of­fi­cials an­nounced they were mov­ing for­ward with the first pres­i­den­tial re­count in state his­tory.

The in­com­ing pres­i­dent had been pay­ing lit­tle if any at­ten­tion to Stein’s re­count push, but Demo­cratic ri­val Hil­lary Clin­ton forced his hand on Satur­day by for­mally join­ing the ef­fort. Stein, who drew one per cent of the vote na­tion­ally, is rais­ing mil­lions of dol­lars to fund the re­counts.

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