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