Green Party files for recount in Wisconsin

Washington—Former Green Party candidate Jill Stein submitted papers Friday to request a vote recount in Wisconsin, one of three battleground states won by Donald Trump and where she intends to challenge the results.
The Wisconsin Elections Commission said it is “preparing to move forward with a statewide recount of votes for President of the United States” as requested by Stein and separately by a fringe candidate.
The commission said the deadline for completing a recount is December 13, so its clerk will have to work quickly. It said it is still calculating the fee it will charge Stein’s party for the arduous work of staging a recount.
Stein says she also plans to challenge the presidential election results in Pennsylvania and Michigan, where Trump won.
Her campaign has cited unspecified “anomalies” as grounds to mount a challenge in all three Rust Belt states.
Stein says she has raised more than $4.8 million of her $7 million goal.
The deadlines for filing in Pennsylvania and Michigan are Monday and Wednesday of next week.
“These recounts are part of an election integrity movement to attempt to shine a light on just how untrustworthy the US election system is,” Stein’s fundraising website added.—AFP

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