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Growing Calls for Recount–Is Computer Hacking Responsible for Hillary’s Loss?

Respected Computer Scientist Professor J. Alex Halderman, at University of Michigan urges Recount of Ballots in Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania-Three states responsible for Trump’s win in the Electoral College

There are growing calls from election experts calling for a manual recount of Ballots in 3 critical states responsible for Trumps victory in the Electoral College. Part of the problem comes from a wide deviation from pre-election polls which clearly shows that Hillary Clinton would win the election based on polling data. The other issue is that the margin of Hillary’s popular vote win continues to grow in the continuing counting of the uncounted ballots. Clinton’s popular vote win over Trump has surpassed 2 million votes and growing each day.

green-party-nominee“Green Party nominee Jill Stein appeared to have met her initial fundraising goal early Thursday for recounts of the vote in three key swing states that went to Donald Trump — Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin”(Source NBC News).

Jill Stein has raised over $4.5 million for the recount in three critical states. Some charge that Russian Hackers may have penetrated the election voting hardware

According to New York Times article, “Hillary Clinton’s lead in the popular vote is growing. She is roughly 30,000 votes behind Donald J. Trump in the key swing states of Michigan and Wisconsin — a combined gap that is narrowing. Her impassioned supporters are now urging her to challenge the results in those two states and Pennsylvania, grasping at the last straws to reverse Mr. Trump’s decisive majority in the Electoral College.”

“In recent days, they have seized on a report by a respected computer scientist and other experts suggesting that Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, the keys to Mr. Trump’s Electoral College victory, need to manually review paper ballots to assure the election was not hacked”.

“Were this year’s deviations from pre-election polls the results of a cyberattack?” J. Alex Halderman, a computer science professor at the University of Michigan who has studied the vulnerabilities of election systems at length, wrote on Medium on Wednesday as the calls based on his conclusions mounted. “Probably not.”

More likely, he wrote, pre-election polls were “systematically wrong.” But the only way to resolve the lingering questions would be to examine “paper ballots and voting equipment in critical states,” he wrote.


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