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Wisconsin jumps on recount as Trump seethes

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>> Wisconsin officials on Monday feeling the heat to get moving on a recount to verify Donald Trump's win in the state after the Green Party formally requested the move and President-elect Trump unleashed a tweetstorm venting his displeasure. Wisconsin Elections Commission Chair Mark Thomsen.>> If nothing else, this'll give us a very good audit.
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It's gonna reassure Wisconsin voters that we have a fair system, that we're not counting illegal votes, we're not counting dead people's votes.>> Correspondent Emily Stevenson is following the story.>> It was a narrow margin, and so they could turn up some discrepancies or something like that. But other than looking for information to confirm that our voting system was not tampered with or something like that, most people agree it's unlikely to change the results of this election.
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>> With Hillary Clinton's lead in the nation's popular vote approaching 2.5 million, Trump planted his own seeds of doubt in the results on Sunday. Tweeting, in addition to winning the Electoral College in a landslide, I won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally.
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Trump giving no evidence to substantiate his claim. But later adding, quote, serious voter fraud in Virginia, New Hampshire and California. So why isn't the media reporting on this? Serious bias- big problem! White House spokesman Josh Earnest on Monday, rejecting Trump's claims.>> There has been no evidence produced to substantiate a claim like that.
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>> Trump's tweets coming after Clinton's legal team said on Saturday it would participate in a recount of Wisconsin votes, prompted by Green Party candidate Jill Stein. The Green Party has raised over $6 million as it also pushes for recounts in Michigan and Pennsylvania. Citing some computer scientists and election lawyers who say hacking may have affected results.
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The Stein campaign saying recount requests were filed in more than 100 Pennsylvania precincts on Monday. All three states had voted Democratic in recent presidential elections, but narrowly favored Trump this year.