The Hillary Clinton presidential campaign will take part in the election recount in Wisconsin initiated by third party candidates.
Clinton campaign attorney Marc Elias addressed the issue on Saturday in an online post.
Officials in the Clinton campaign have received hundreds of messages, emails, and calls urging us to do something, anything, to investigate claims that the election results were hacked and altered in a way to disadvantage Secretary Clinton. The concerns have arisen, in particular, with respect to Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania — three states that together proved decisive in this presidential election and where the combined margin of victory for Donald Trump was merely 107,000 votes.
Green Party nominee Jill Stein and Freedom Party nominee Rocky Roque De La Fuente both filed petitions with the Wisconsin Elections Commission on Friday, requesting a recount. The recount request came in response to concerns that electronic voting machines may have been manipulated.
Clinton lost Wisconsin to president-elect Donald Trump by 27,000 votes. State Elections Commission administrator Michael Haas said Friday that Wisconsin faces a December 13 deadline to complete the recount process.
“As a result, county boards of canvassers may need to work evenings and weekends to meet the deadlines,” Hass said. “The recount process is very detail-oriented, and this deadline will certainly challenge some counties to finish on time.”
Haas said they expect to have more details and a clearer timeline for the process available by Monday.