Clinton team to take part in US presidential recount in Wisconsin

By REUTERS
November 26, 2016 21:06

WASHINGTON - Democrat Hillary Clinton's campaign will take part in a Wisconsin recount of votes cast in the US presidential race won by Republican Donald Trump, a campaign official said on Saturday.

Wisconsin's election board on Friday approved the recount requested by Green Party candidate Jill Stein. She has said she wants to guarantee the integrity of the US voting system since computer hacking had marked the Nov. 8 election.

Marc Elias, the Clinton campaign counsel, said the campaign had not planned to seek a recount since its own investigation had failed to turn up any sign of hacking of voting systems.

"But now that a recount has been initiated in Wisconsin, we intend to participate in order to ensure the process proceeds in a manner that is fair to all sides," Elias said in a post on the Medium website.


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