Jill Stein launches vote recount bid in key US states

    Jill Stein launches vote recount bid in key US states

    Nov.25, NY: US presidential candidate Jill Stein has launched an attempt to force recounts in three decisive states that won President-elect Donald Trump the November 8 election.

    In a statement on her Twitter account on Wednesday evening, the Green Party leader said allegations of hacking by foreign states and voting anomalies made the results in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania unreliable.

    "After a decisive and painful presidential race, in which foreign agents hacked in to party databases, private email servers, and voter databases in certain states, many Americans are wondering if our election results are reliable," Stein said.

    "That's why the unexpected results of the election and reported anomalies need to be investigated before the 2016 presidential election is certified," she added.

    The three states at the centre of the recount bid are traditional Democrat strongholds - yet, this time voters backed the Republican candidate.

    Trump won by around 12,000 votes in Michigan, about 27,000 votes in Wisconsin, and roughly 68,000 votes in Pennsylvania.

    Democrat challenger Hillary Clinton leads the popular vote by around 2.1 million ballots, but her defeat in the three states meant she lost out on their combined 46 electoral votes that would have secured her victory overall.

    Stein has already raised $3m of the $7m needed to successfully file recount applications in the three states, at the time of publication.

    The Oslo Times International News Network


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