President-elect Donald Trump Calls Recount Efforts ‘Sad’
President-elect Donald Trump said it’s “sad” Hillary Clinton is joining an effort to force recounts of votes from the election in three battleground states.
“So much time and money will be spent – same result! Sad,” Trump tweeted.
Trump won Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, and as of Wednesday, held a lead of almost 11,000 votes in Michigan.
Still, Hillary Clinton is backing Green Party nominee Jill Stein efforts to revisit the vote count in these three states although they are expected to certify the results Monday.
Clinton’s campaign attorney Marc Elias said the campaign received hundreds of messages urging them to investigate claims that the election results were hacked.
“We intend to participate in order to ensure the process proceeds in a manner that is fair to all sides,” he said.
Wisconsin officials announced Friday they were moving forward with the first presidential recount in state history.
Clinton led the national popular vote by almost 2 million, but Donald Trump won 290 electoral votes. It takes 270 to win the presidency, Clinton only had 232.
If the Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Michigan recounts are found to be for Clinton it could tip the electoral balance in her favor.
However, a recount effort would be considered highly unusual as Clinton has already conceded and Stein has little chance of winning.
“I don’t think there’s any realistic chance whatsoever that even if recounts are done in Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin, that’s going to change the outcome in the states, or in the presidential election generally,” election law expert Richard L. Hasen told the Washington Post.
“The people have spoken and the election is over,” Trump said in a statement, “and as Hillary Clinton herself said on election night, in addition to her conceding by congratulating me, ‘We must accept this result and then look to the future.'”
Report via CBN News
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