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Clinton campaign backs Wisconsin recount

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  28 Nov 2016 12:00 AM GMT

Washington, Nov 27: The campaign of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said on Saturday it would participate in the recount effort in Wisconsin, a state won by President-elect Dold Trump on November 8, despite saying that it found no irregularities in the vote. “Regardless of the potential to change the outcome in any of the states, we feel it is important, on principle, to ensure our campaign is legally represented” in any recount, EFE news quoted Clinton campaign counsel Marc Erik Elias as saying in a statement.

Trump, for his part, called the recount effort led by Green Party candidate Jill Stein a “scam”. Wisconsin election officials on Friday accepted a request from Stein, who received a little more than 1 per cent of the US popular vote, for a recount of the ballots in a state that was crucial to Trump’s surprise victory over Clinton. Reform Party presidential Rocky De La Fuente also requested a recount.

Stein’s campaign said that it has already raised more than $5 million in dotions to fince recounts in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania.

The candidate requesting the recount is responsible for the cost of the process. Trump ripped Stein for pushing for the recount. (IANS)

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