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Vote recount: What you want to happen vs. what will actually happen

An effort to recount votes in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Michigan is underway


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Salon Staff
November 28, 2016 11:28PM (UTC)

You’ve probably heard about the movement for a recount in the states of Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania. What exactly is going on?

The campaign was kicked off on Tuesday by an article in New York Magazine which claimed a pair of election experts “believe they’ve found persuasive evidence that results in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania may have been manipulated or hacked.” Although J. Alex Halderman, one of the experts cited in the article, has subsequently criticized the piece for inaccuracies, he stood by its basic assertion — namely, that while “the most likely explanation is that the polls were systematically wrong, rather than that the election was hacked,” he did not “believe that either one of these seemingly unlikely explanations is overwhelmingly more likely than the other.”

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