Wisconsin Election Commission Moves For Recount After Stain and Del La Fuente Submitted Recount Petitions

Time: 11:20 p.m. CEST

Wisconsin Election Commission has received Jill Stain and Roque Del La Fuente recount petitions, the commission said in a tweet on their official Twitter account on November 25.

Wisconsin Election Commission announced that the “Commission is preparing to move forward with a statewide recount of votes,” Administrator Michael Haas announced.

“The state is working under a federal deadline of December 13 to complete the recount,” the statement of the Commission said.

The Commission said that in a recount “are examined to determine voter intent before being retabulated.” The process includes examination of other documents, “including poll lists, written absentee applications, rejected absentee ballots, and provisional ballots before counting the votes.”

Jill Stein, the Green party’s candidate in the U.S. presidential election, filed a motion for a recount in Wisconsin on Friday, after the funding effort for recounts of votes in three states, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, passed $5m. Stein said she had no hard evidence of fraud, but said the systems were vulnerable.

“We don’t have a smoking gun,” Stein said to CNN. “On the other hand, we have system that invites hacking, tampering and malfeasance.” The Green party’s candidate insisted the motions for recount are not meant to block Donald Trump.

Official results from all 72 counties indicate the presidential candidates received 2,975,313 votes.  Donald J. Trump had won 1,404,000, while Hillary Clinton 1,381,823 votes.

The deadlines for other recount motion in two states are next week.


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