Clinton hits 2M popular vote lead amid calls for recount


By Theodore Bunker   


 Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton’s lead in the popular vote over President-elect Donald Trump has reached more than 2 million, UPI reports.

Last Wednesday, Cook Political Report announced that Clinton reached 64,225,863 votes, compared to Trump’s 62,210,612. There are still a million uncounted votes in California.

Clinton’s loss of the Electoral College despite winning the popular vote prompted outcries from her supporters. Now some are calling for a full audit of the election results in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, states Clinton narrowly lost and could have brought her the election.

“I’m interested in verifying the vote,” Dr. Barbara Simons, who advises the U.S. election assistance commission and is an expert on electronic voting, said to The Guardian. “We need to have post-election ballot audits.”

Clinton was only the fifth presidential candidate to win the popular vote and lose the election.

“Unfortunately, nobody is ever going to examine that evidence unless candidates in those states act now, in the next several days, to petition for recounts,” J. Alex Halderman, the director of the University of Michigan’s center for computer security and society, wrote in a Medium post Wednesday that focused on election fraud.

Jill Stein, Presidential candidate of the Greene Party, has raised $7 million on the internet for a recount of votes in three pivotal states: Wisconsin (Trump’s margin – 27,000 votes), Michigan (11,000) and Pennsylvania (68,000) which provided the margin of victory for Trump by 107,000 total votes.

“The person who received the most votes free from interference or tampering needs to be in the White House,” said Alexandra Chalupa, former consultant to the Democratic National Committee, to the Guardian. “It may well be Donald Trump, but further due diligence is required to ensure that American democracy is not threatened.”



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