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Green Party requests Wisconsin election recount

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>> Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein just making the deadline for an election recount in Wisconsin Friday. Part of her bid to contest results in three battleground states that surprised many when they went to Donald Trump. Stein's also been pushing for recounts in Michigan and Pennsylvania. She claims the goal is not to undermine Donald Trump's White House victory, but to assess the integrity of the U.S. voting system.
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Her efforts come amid reports that prominent computer scientists and election lawyers had found statistical anomalies in all three battleground states. The chances of the recounts overturning the results of the November eighth elections are extremely thin, given Trump's margins of victory in the three states. Still, Steins had little trouble getting help raising over $5 million in only three days.
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Some of that presumably coming from disgruntled Clinton voters. But the green party says it can't guarantee a recount will happen, and if its request are denied would use the funds to push for voting system reforms. Despite concerns about voting machine hacking there's been no evidence so far of tampering or other voting errors.