Another Sunday, another instance of President-elect Donald Trump using Twitter to wade into a political minefield.
His target: Campaign adversary Hillary Clinton. Although the defeated Democratic candidate has yet to weigh in personally on the Jill Stein-led move to recount voting results in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Michigan, Marc Elias, the general counsel for Clinton’s 2016 campaign, signaled on Sunday that he’ll support and participate in any actions taken.
Although it’s not entirely clear, Trump’s tweets are likely a response to that announcement. Read them and decide for yourself. Read more…
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It looks like Jill Stein might get her recount.
On Friday, the state’s Elections Commission announced that Stein, the Green Party presidential candidate, had officially filed for a recount, beating the deadline of 5 p.m. local time.
“The Commission is preparing to move forward with a statewide recount of votes for President of the United States,” Mike Haas, director of the Wisconsin Elections Commission, said in a statement.
Hass said that the commission would hold a teleconference with county clerks next week and that he anticipates “the recount will begin late in the week after the Stein campaign has paid the recount fee, which we are still calculating.” Read more…
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