WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 16: Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivers remarks while being honored during the Children's Defense Fund's Beat the Odds Celebration at the Newseum November 16, 2016 in Washington, DC. This was the first time Clinton had spoken in public since conceeding the presidential race to Republican Donald Trump. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Photo: Chip Somodevilla
Photo: Chip Somodevilla

Clinton campaign will take part in recount efforts

The counsel for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign said that they will participate in the recount efforts led by Green Party candidate Jill Stein.

In a post on Medium, Marc Elias wrote that while the campaign’s own investigation has not covered any hacking attempts, they will participate in recount efforts in key swing states to "ensure that it is fair to all sides."

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>>Jill Stein raising $7M for vote recount

Stein quickly raised several million dollars and has filed for a recount in Wisconsin. Earlier this week, a group of computer scientists urged Clinton to seek a recount after finding “questionable trends” in voting patterns in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania that suggested Clinton performed worse in counties that used electronic voting machines versus paper ballots and optical scanners. Other experts have expressed skepticism over the findings.

Elias ends his post by emphasizing again that while the Clinton campaign has found no evidence of vote manipulation, “We believe we have an obligation to the more than 64 million Americans who cast ballots for Hillary Clinton to participate in ongoing proceedings to ensure that an accurate vote count will be reported.”

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