The reason for the concern by the computer scientists is that they believe they have found evidence that vote totals in the three states could have been manipulated or hacked. The group, who adamantly claimed not to be motivated by any partisan motives, alerted John Podesta, Clinton's campaign chairman, and Marc Elias, the campaign's general counsel, last Thursday.
The group of voting scientists, who include University of Michigan's J. Alex Halderman and voting rights activist John Bonifaz, believe there is a questionable trend of Clinton performing worse in counties that relied on electronic voting machines compared to paper ballots and optical scanners.
The hinkey results produced a final tally that gave Clinton 7% fewer votes in counties that relied on electronic voting machine,. The group maintains there is a strong chance that could have been the result of hacking.
While the group told Podesta and Elias that they had not found any evidence as of yet they maintain that the pattern needs to be looked at by an independent review regardless.
A major factor for pressing for a recount lies in the widespread concerns about Russia's hacking of the Democratic National Committee as well as the email account of the aforementioned John Podesta. That added to the Obama administration's accusal of Russia's attempted breach of voter registration data makes a recount a no-brainer.
In a strange bedfellows turn of events it has been the Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein who has taken up the mantle of chief detective in the recount mystery.
With the recounts cost being an estimated $2 million dollars for all three states the Stein campaign set up a fundrasing effort through it's campaign website. The goal of $2 million was met and surpassed within hours and now stands at close to $5 million dollars.
With that out of the way Wisconsin has accepted Stein's petition for a statewide recount of votes state officials said Friday.
Wisconsin Election Commission's Administrator Michael Haas said in a statement the recount is expected to begin late next week...
"The Commission is preparing to move forward with a statewide recount of votes for President of the United States, as requested by these candidates,"
As far as conducting recounts in the other two states petitions and funding will be sent to both Michigan, where the filing cost will be $600,000 where the challenge deadline is Monday and Pennsylvania, where the filing cost is $500,000 where the deadline is Wednesday.
The news of the recount has apparently grabbed the attention of the Trump campaign which led his campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, to fire off this obnoxious tweet...
I may be wrong but do I smell a little fear here.
I don't understand why they would complain since it was their campaign that for weeks cried that the election was rigged.