Com­pu­ter sci­en­tists ur­ge Clin­ton cam­paign

Times of Suriname - - ENGELS -

USA - Hil­la­ry Clin­ton’s cam­paign is being ur­ged by a num­ber of top com­pu­ter sci­en­tists to call for a re­count of vo­te to­tals in Wis­con­sin, Mi­chi­gan and Pen­n­syl­vania, ac­cor­ding to a sour­ce with know­led­ge of the re­quest.

The com­pu­ter sci­en­tists be­lie­ve they ha­ve found evi­den­ce that vo­te to­tals in the three sta­tes could ha­ve been ma­ni­pu­la­ted or hack­ed and pre­sen­ted their fin­dings to top Clin­ton ai­des on a call last Thurs­day. The sci­en­tists, among them J. Alex Hal­der­man, the di­rec­tor of the Uni­ver­si­ty of Mi­chi­gan Cen­ter for Com­pu­ter Se­cu­ri­ty and So­ci­e­ty, told the Clin­ton cam­paign they be­lie­ve the­re is a ques­ti­o­na­ble trend of Clin­ton per­for­ming wor­se in coun­ties that re­lied on elec­tro­nic vo­ting ma­chi­nes com­pa­red to pa­per bal­lots and op­ti­cal scan­ners, ac­cor­ding to the sour­ce. The group in­for­med Jo­hn Po­de­sta, Clin­ton’s cam­paign chair­man, and Marc Eli­as, the cam­paign’s ge­ne­ral coun­sel, that Clin­ton re­cei­ved 7% fe­wer vo­tes in coun­ties that re­lied on elec­tro­nic vo­ting ma­chi­nes, which the group said could ha­ve been hack­ed.

Their group told Po­de­sta and Eli­as that whi­le they had not found any evi­den­ce of hac­king, the pat­tern needs to be loo­ked at by an in­de­pen­dent re­view. Nei­ther Hal­der­man nor Jo­hn Bo­ni­faz, an at­tor­ney al­so pres­sing the ca­se, res­pon­ded to re­quests for com­ment on Tues­day eve­ning. Their ur­ging was first re­por­ted by New York Ma­ga­zi­ne. A mes­sa­ge left with Pre­si­dent-elect Do­nald Trump’s tran­si­ti­on team al­so was not im­me­di­a­te­ly re­tur­ned. (CNN.COM)

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