It seems like the president is not set in stone just yet. New York Magazine has reported that a group of top computer scientists are encouraging Hillary Clinton to call for a recount of the votes in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania.
The experts let Hillary’s campaign team know they believed the total votes in these three states might have been manipulated.
They believe it is suspicious how the Democratic nominee tended to perform worse in states that relied on electronic voting rather than on paper ballots.
Clinton received 7% fewer votes in countries relaying on electronic voting machines, and although there is still no conclusive evidence that the votes were hacked, John Podesta urged Clinton’s team to start an independent investigation. Though it appears independent investigations on the questionable voting results have already begun…
Freelance journalist Dan Solomon discovered Outagamie County, Wisconsin released an official vote tally Tuesday morning after it was found more votes were tallied than ballots were cast. After the recount, it was discovered that the extra ballots consisted of votes for Trump exclusively.
Solomon talked about this issue in a series of tweets, writing:
“Okay, this is very significant. Outagamie County released the official vote tally at 10:30am CT, the discrepancy below no longer exists.”
“You can see the Grand Chute 1-3 results here. All 1126 extra votes were for Trump. Clinton’s total is the same.”
“Same deal in Hortonville. Trump’s number down by 400+ votes, Clinton’s unchanged. Ballots cast now matches votes counted.”
“What this means is that Trump’s margin of victory in one WI county with fewer than 100,000 voters is now down by 1,500 votes, about 1.5%”
“This is significant a state that he won by around 22,000 votes in the initial count. But it only matters if Clinton calls for recount.”
“To be clear: Certified results in just ONE WI county bring Trump’s margin of victory down almost 7%. We don’t know what about others.”
“We don’t know why the initial tally had more votes tallied than ballots cast, but in this county, that’s now been corrected.”
“After a full recount, Outagamie County may end up an outlier. We don’t know enough yet. But the margin is small and getting smaller.”
“This only matters if Clinton asks for a recount. She has to decide to do that by tomorrow. Her campaign has given no indication it will.”
“(Also, just to be clear, we don’t know the “why” here, just that the official count is different from the unofficial one we had yesterday.)”
Hortonville Village Clerk-Treasurer Lynn Mischker, said that the discrepancies were due to human error.
“In order to give election returns to the Outagamie County Clerk’s office as quickly as possible the Chief Inspector added together the votes from the election machine tapes. An error was made while keying the numbers on the calculator during this process resulting in an incorrect number of votes reported on Election night.”
Still, many critics still think it is an issue worth looking into.