Hillary Clinton urged to seek recount in three battleground states

Nov 24, 2016
Hillary Clinton, the defeated US presidential election  candidate from the Democratic Party, has been urged to demand for a recount of the vote totals in three battleground states - Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania.
Hillary Clinton, the defeated US presidential election candidate from the Democratic Party, has been urged to demand for a recount of the vote totals in three battleground states – Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania.

A group of election lawyers and data experts are asking the Hillary Clinton Campaign to call for a recount of the vote totals in three battleground states to ensure that a cyber-attack wasn’t committed to manipulate the totals.

Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania all have razor-thin margins, and unfortunately for Donald Trump, these are all vital swing states that changed the outcome of the election in his favor.

There is no evidence that the results were hacked or that electronic voting machines were compromised.

So why is Hillary being urged to challenge the election results?

The Clinton Campaign on Wednesday did not respond to a request for comment as to whether they would petition for a recount before the three states’ fast-approaching deadlines to ask for one.

Researcher J. Alex Halderman says the groups have no evidence of a cyber-attack or voting irregularities but think a recount should be done anyway to eliminate any possibility.

As CNN reports, the reason is could be a game changer for Clinton, Trump and the entire nation.

That’s because a group of computer scientists have found some disturbing evidence that vote totals in all three states could have been altered or even hacked, resulting in Clinton’s unexpected losses.

The call was reportedly received by top Clinton aides, and what computer scientist who uncovered the potential problem discovered and reported to the team was shocking.

According to the scientists, they discovered a pattern in the voting results in all three swing states that indicated that Clinton did much worse in counties that used electronic voting machines as opposed to paper ballots.

On average, Clinton got roughly 7% less votes in areas that used electronic voting machines than in areas that relied on paper ballots.

The computer scientists allege that one reason for this disparity could be that the voting machines may have been hacked or manipulated, thus resulting in a false election night outcome and Hillary Clinton loss.

So far the scientists haven’t found any direct evidence that hacking was used to impact the vote totals, but they do believe that what they did uncover is enough for Hillary Clinton to challenge the election results and demand an independent investigation into the troubling pattern.