The Clinton Campaign to Join Greens and Reform Party Recounts Efforts


Nov 26, 2016 (San Diego) Multiple ,edita outlets are now reporting that the Hillary Clinton campaign has now joined the recount effort. This is after a period of immense silence. 

Marc Elías writes as follows in Medium

Because we had not uncovered any actionable evidence of hacking or outside attempts to alter the voting technology, we had not planned to exercise this option ourselves, but now that a recount has been initiated in Wisconsin, we intend to participate in order to ensure the process proceeds in a manner that is fair to all sides. If Jill Stein follows through as she has promised and pursues recounts in Pennsylvania and Michigan, we will take the same approach in those states as well. We do so fully aware that the number of votes separating Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in the closest of these states — Michigan — well exceeds the largest margin ever overcome in a recount. But regardless of the potential to change the outcome in any of the states, 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.

He also said they expect no changes in the final result. He also said in the piece that they suspect foreign hacking, as well as “fake news.”

Moreover, this election cycle was unique in the degree of foreign interference witnessed throughout the campaign: the U.S. government concluded that Russian state actors were behind the hacks of the Democratic National Committee and the personal email accounts of Hillary for America campaign officials, and just yesterday, the Washington Post reported that the Russian government was behind much of the “fake news” propaganda that circulated online in the closing weeks of the election.

So tje election continues to take unexpected turns, becoming quite likely the strangest election in modern history. 



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