Wisconsin recount over suspected hacking will not be by hand
Wednesday, 30 November 2016 A judge in Wisconsin has refused to order a recount by hand of ballots cast in the state for the U.S. presidential elections, shooting down a petition by Green Party candidate Jill Stein that the use of automatic tabulating equipment, identified as potential targets of foreign government agents, “risks tainting the recount process.”
The Wisconsin Elections Commission decided Friday to recount the votes in the state, after concerns were raised that the voting systems can be hacked. Democratic party candidate Hillary Clinton also backed the recount, including the hand count.
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The Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein has launched an online campaign to try and raise $2 million for an election recount in the key swing states of Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania.
Jill Stein, the Green Party’s nominee for president in the 2016 election, is hoping to raise...