CNN reported today that Jill Stein, the green party candidate for president, is launching an effort to seek a recount of the vote in three key swing states: Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. The Stein campaign said they needed to raise 2 million dollars to pay for the recounts. That goal was reached by early Thursday morning, and the campaign has now increased the target to $4.5 million.
“Over the last 48-72 hours, reports have come in from experts, cyberexperts, who are reporting to us some very troubling news about the possibility of security breaches in voting results across this country,” Stein campaign manager David Cobb said in a video posted to Stein’s Facebook page Wednesday afternoon….
The group of voting scientists — including University of Michigan’s J. Alex Halderman and voting rights activist John Bonifaz — alerted the campaign that Clinton’s tallies fell 7% shy of expectations in counties that used electronic voting machines.
Clinton fell about 27,000 votes shy of Trump in Wisconsin and 60,000 in Pennsylvania — razor-thin margins in both states, which together account for 30 Electoral College votes. Votes still are being tallied in Michigan, which CNN has not called for either candidate yet.