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Trump election: Request for Wisconsin vote recount sent

Trump election: Request for Wisconsin vote recount sent

Donald Trump election arose questions, the recount in Wisconsin would begin next week. The advantage of Mr Trump two weeks ago in this state was minimal, that was a reason for an official request. The Commission has received the Stein and Del La Fuente recount petitions.

Donald Trump and his winning in Wisconsin is under question. The election commission of this state has received a request for a recount of the votes from the Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein. Moreover, she insists on the recounting procedure in two more states like Michigan and Pennsylvania.

According to Mrs Stein, Michigan (16 electoral votes) and Pennsylvania (20 electoral votes) would have clinched the presidency for Hillary Clinton. In fact, a win by Hillary Clinton in Wisconsin alone would not overturn Mr Trump’s lead – it provides only 10 votes in the crucial electoral college that gave him victory in the 8 November election.

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Dr Stein sent the petition on recount on Friday, it was a deadline for such kind of requests. But her campaign needs to raise millions of dollars to cover the fees for the recounting procedure in all three states (Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Michigan).

US Presidential campaign, vote recounting

According to Dr Jill’s website, her campaign about $5.3m has already been raised toward a $7m target. The lawyers John Bonifaz and J Alex Halderman have said the results need to be closely analysed. Mr Halderman explains:

‘The only way to know whether a cyber-attack changed the result is to closely examine the available physical evidence.’

Under the American Law, Pennsylvania’s deadline is Monday, and Michigan’s is Wednesday. Meanwhile, the US officials announced there was no evidence of election tampering in the three above-mentioned states where Mr Trump had razor-thin victories over Mrs Clinton.

President-elect has made no public comments on the recounts issue, the official results of the US Presidential campaign are the same: Mr Trump won 290 electoral votes in the November election, while Mrs Clinton had 232 votes. It worth to note, Michigan is yet to declare final results.