29 November 2016 - US Elections: Jill Stein petitions for a recount
Steve Eder and Trip Gabriel (The New York Times, 28/11/2016)
President-elect Donald J. Trump is well into filling out his cabinet and picking key advisers. But a move to challenge the vote tallies in three swing states — an extreme long shot to reverse his Electoral College majority — is advancing in the background, creating a noisy distraction on Mr. Trump’s Twitter feed and raising last-ditch hopes of some Hillary Clinton supporters.
In Wisconsin, elections officials said on Monday that a recount of the state’s nearly three million votes would most likely begin on Thursday. In Pennsylvania, Jill Stein, the Green Party presidential candidate, who initiated the recounts, filed a legal challenge of the results in state court. And the Stein campaign said it planned to request a recount in Michigan on Wednesday.
Neither Ms. Stein nor the Clinton campaign has found evidence of election tampering in any of the three states, where Mr. Trump beat Mrs. Clinton by a combined margin of only about 100,000 votes. But once Ms. Stein seized on the issue last week, the Clinton campaign said it, too, would join in the efforts to seek recounts.
Opinion Pages (The New York Times, 28/11/2016)
Re “Trump Promotes a Baseless Claim on Illegal Voting” (front page, Nov. 28):
Donald Trump claims that millions of people voted illegally. If he truly believes that, then he is duty-bound to demand an immediate recount and see to it that the election was carried out legally. If not, then he should recognize that this is no longer the campaign and that he can no longer simply make stuff up any time he feels like it. Enough.
Robert Farley (USA Today, 28/11/2016)
President-elect Donald Trump baselessly claimed that he “won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally.” Even the author of the study upon which the claim is based doesn’t buy that.
Trump also claimed there was “[s]erious voter fraud in Virginia, New Hampshire and California,” three states he lost. Here again, there is no evidence to support his claim.
Trump won the election with a convincing victory in the Electoral College, even as vote tallies so far have Hillary Clinton leading the popular vote by more than 2 million votes.
Recount under way
Anthony Zurcher (BBC News, 28/11/2016)
Thanks to the efforts of Green Party candidate Jill Stein, a recount of presidential ballots is about to get under way in several key states won by Donald Trump in America's general election.
Could this process reveal evidence of election fraud or even hand the presidency to Hillary Clinton? That seems highly unlikely. But it hasn't prevented some considered thought, more than a bit of wild speculation and a Sunday Twitter tirade by the next US president.
Here's everything you need to know about the presidential election drama that just doesn't want to end.
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