Breitbart News reported yesterday that the New York Post reported two days ago that Green Party candidate Jill Stein’s campaign lawyer said that Hillary Clinton’s campaign will participate in Ms. Stein’s recount effort in Wisconsin.
The recount comes on the heels of efforts of prominent computer scientists and election lawyers who strongly urged Clinton to call for a recount in three swing states won by Donald Trump. Clinton, who lost Wisconsin by 27,000 votes, reportedly received 7 percent fewer votes in counties that relied on electronic-voting machines, as compared with counties that used optical scanners and paper ballots, and may have been denied as many as 30,000 votes.
Breitbart reports that President-Elect Trump, who made no public comment when Stein filed her recount petition on Friday, ultimately released a furious statement, saying “This is a scam by the Green Party for an election that has already been conceded”.
The Wisconsin Elections Commission announced Friday that it would hold a statewide recount of the presidential vote.