Why Is There A Need To Recount Votes in the 2016 Election?
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FEATURING DAVID MOORE – An effort by Green Party Presidential candidate Jill Stein to force vote recounts in key battleground states has netted nearly $7 million in funding in just a few days. A group of computer scientists had urged the Clinton campaign to challenge results in three key states where the former Secretary of State lost by just a few tens of thousands of votes, resulting in her electoral college loss. But it wasn’t until Stein led the effort that Clinton belatedly announced she would join in.
At the heart of the matter is that raw exit polling data from states where Clinton was expected to win – Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania – was inconsistent with vote counts.
Donald Trump who was declared the electoral college winner and who has lost the popular vote to Clinton by more than 2 million votes, has denounced the recount efforts. But Trump has also claimed with no evidence that he would have won the popular vote if millions of people had not voted “illegally.”
Read David Moore’s article about election integrity HERE.
David Moore, senior fellow with the Carsey Institute at the University of New Hampshire. He is a former vice president of the Gallup Organization and managing editor of the Gallup Poll, where he worked from 1993 until 2006. His books include The Opinion Makers: An Insider Exposes the Truth Behind the Polls.