MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Latest on Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein’s request for a recount in Wisconsin (all times local):
Hillary Clinton is looking to join Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein’s lawsuit seeking a hand recount in Wisconsin.
Stein and Independent presidential candidate Roque De La Fuente have asked for a recount. Stein has asked the recount be completed by hand in every Wisconsin county to verify electronic voting machines weren’t hacked. State elections officials refused to order a hand recount. Stein filed a lawsuit Monday asking a Dane County judge to order a hand recount.
Clinton’s attorneys filed a motion Tuesday seeking to join the lawsuit, arguing the recount could affect her. They also filed a memo supporting the push for a hand recount, saying that method is the most transparent for the public and will ensure the most accurate results.
Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton by about 22,000 votes in Wisconsin. The recount will start Thursday if Stein or De La Fuente or both meet a Tuesday deadline to pay the $3.5 million cost.
A Dane County judge has scheduled a late-afternoon hearing on whether to force local election officials to conduct a looming presidential recount by hand.
Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein and Independent presidential candidate Roque De La Fuente have asked for a recount. Stein asked that the counting be done by hand in all of Wisconsin’s 72 counties to verify electronic voting machines weren’t hacked. The Wisconsin Elections Commission refused to grant that request, prompting Stein to file a lawsuit late Monday.
Dane County Circuit Judge Valerie Bailey-Rihn has scheduled a hearing in the lawsuit for 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Elections Commission officials plan to begin the recount on Thursday if Stein or De La Fuente pay the recount’s estimated $3.5 million cost by the end of the day Tuesday.
Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein says she’s committed to pay for a vote recount in Wisconsin even though she calls the estimated $3.5 million cost “exorbitant.”
Stein says the estimate Monday from Wisconsin election officials means she’ll be asking her supporters to raise another $2.4 million. In a statement Tuesday, Stein says it’s an “undue burden” but won’t stop efforts for recounts in that state and in Michigan and Pennsylvania.
Stein says irregularities with the Wisconsin vote indicate potential tampering, although state election officials dispute that. She says a recount is the only way to verify the results.
Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton by about 22,000 votes in Wisconsin. The recount will start Thursday if Stein meets a Tuesday deadline to pay for it.
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