Computer scientists urge Clinton to request recount in 3 states

Group questions results in Wisconsin, Michigan Pennsylvania

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is introduced during a campaign stop Friday, Jan. 22, 2016, in Rochester, N.H. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is introduced during a campaign stop Friday, Jan. 22, 2016, in Rochester, N.H. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

(KWQC) – A  group of top computer scientists and election lawyers is urging Hillary Clinton to request a recount in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania, three states she lost to Pres.-elect Donald Trump.

New York magazine reports the group, which includes the director of the University of Michigan Center for Computer Security and Society and voting-rights attorney John Bonifaz, believes there is persuasive evidence results in the three states may have been manipulated or hacked.

The group has found Clinton received seven percent fewer votes in counties that, instead of using paper ballots or optical scanners, relied on electronic voting machines which the group says could have been hacked.

The group says while it has not found evidence of hacking, an independent review should examine the suspicious pattern.

New York reports the group is not speaking on the record about its findings as yet and is working on lobbying the Clinton team in private.

No one from Clinton’s team has yet responded publicly to the report, but Clinton’s time to challenge is running out.

The deadline in Wisconsin to file for a recount is Friday, while the deadlines in Pennsylvania and Michigan are Monday and Wednesday respectively.

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