NYMAG: Recount Urged, Included Meeting with Podesta


“Hillary Clinton is being urged by a group of prominent computer scientists and election lawyers to call for a recount in three swing states won by Donald Trump, New York has learned.” —NYMAG Article, November 22, 2016

The article goes on to say: “The group, which includes voting-rights attorney John Bonifaz and J. Alex Halderman, the director of the University of Michigan Center for Computer Security and Society, believes they’ve found persuasive evidence that results in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania may have been manipulated or hacked.”

Here’s what’s important:

-Votes 3 Swing states in question: Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania

-Activist held a conference call with John Podesta, Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager, and Marc Elias, campaign general counsel, to present their case on Thursday.

-It’s not clear if Clinton will ask for a recount; deadlines to file (according to an activist cited in article, in today’s news, 11-22-16):

  • Wisconsin-Friday
  • Pennsylvania-Monday
  • Michigan-Next Wednesday

— “While it’s important to note the group has not found proof of hacking or manipulation, they are arguing to the campaign that the suspicious pattern merits an independent review — especially in light of the fact that the Obama White House has accused the Russian government of hacking the Democratic National Committee.” — NYMAG