Sunday, November 27, 2016

Trump Calls Green Party Vote Recount Request a 'Scam' 
By Solange Reyner / NEWSMAX

Image: Trump Calls Green Party Vote Recount Request a 'Scam'President-elect Donald Trump called the ballot recount efforts led by Jill Stein "a scam."

"This is a scam by the Green Party for an election that has already been conceded, and the results of this election should be respected instead of being challenged and abused, which is exactly what Jill Stein is doing," Trump said in a statement Saturday.

Stein filed for a recount in Wisconsin and is still fundraising for recounts in Michigan and Pennsylvania. All three were key battleground states during the presidential election with Trump the winner in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania and Michigan still too close to call.

Stein led the charge on a recount after a group of election lawyers and computer scientists urged Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton to challenge the votes because of believed election hacking.

Trump won Pennsylvania by 1.2 percentage points and Wisconsin by 1 percentage point and currently leads in electoral votes, 290-232. Michigan was too close to call on Election Night.

"This recount is just a way for Jill Stein, who received less than one percent of the vote overall and wasn't even on the ballot in many states, to fill her coffers with money, most of which she will never even spend on this ridiculous recount," Trump said. "All three states were won by large numbers of voters, especially Pennsylvania, which was won by more than 70,000 votes."

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