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Rustbelt recount gains speed in PA, MI

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>> It's the longest of long shots but that's not stopping the Green party's recount bid in the Midwest. The effort gaining traction Tuesday with Pennsylvania joining Wisconsin, in a review of the November 8th vote, that gave Donald Trump the White House. Green party candidate Jill Stein armed with 6 million in donations.
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Just barely making Pennsylvania's deadline to file papers late Monday. The recount now facing a ticking clock ahead of Michigan's deadline on Wednesday. Donald Trump's narrow wins in the three states proved decisive in Clinton's defeat. Her camp last weekend joining the recount, but saying they expect it to point out problems not change the outcome.
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Reporter Julia Hart is on the story.>> Stein's argument is that because of all the uncertainties swirling around during the campaign and pre election process about foreign operatives hacking into our election systems. That there's enough uncertainty that it warrants a recount in, especially these three states where the margin of victory that President elect Donal Trump took the states by, was so very slim.
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>> All this as Trump turns up the heat in his own vote count battle with CNN Tuesday on Twitter. After a reporter said, Trump had zero evidence to back his claim that millions of people voted illegally. Which he said robbed him of the popular vote. Trump posting retweets, blasting CNN reporter Jeff Zeleny who called Trump quote, a sore winner.
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Trump then adding, I thought CNN would get better after they failed so badly in their support of Hillary Clinton however, since the election, they are worse. Trump's transition team still offering no evidence backing up his weekend tweet storm alleging wide spread voter fraud. Former House Speaker and Trump supporter Newt Gingrich calling the tweets Trump's biggest misstep since the election.
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Trump alleging mischief in California, New Hampshire and Virginia all states he lost. All three standing by there results and rejecting his claims.