Hillary Clinton moves to join Wisconsin recount lawsuit
Hillary Clinton is looking to join Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein’s lawsuit seeking a hand recount in Wisconsin.
Stein and Independent presidential candidate Roque De La Fuente have asked for a recount. Stein has asked the recount be completed by hand in every Wisconsin county to verify electronic voting machines weren’t hacked. State elections officials refused to order a hand recount. Stein filed a lawsuit Monday asking a Dane County judge to order a hand recount.
Clinton’s attorneys filed a motion Tuesday seeking to join the lawsuit, arguing the recount could affect her. They also filed a memo supporting the push for a hand recount, saying that method is the most transparent for the public and will ensure the most accurate results.
Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton by about 22,000 votes in Wisconsin. The recount will start Thursday if Stein or De La Fuente or both meet a Tuesday deadline to pay the $3.5 million cost.
Pat Garrett with the Republican Party of Wisconsin released this statement:
“Hillary Clinton will say or do anything to hold onto power, and now she’s doing everything possible to help steal the Election in Wisconsin. This behavior is nothing new; throughout this campaign she put politics above everything else and that is exactly why she lost.”