By Julia Harte and Steve Holland
WASHINGTON Donald Trump’s transition group on Monday pushed behind opposite an bid to relate Nov. 8’s presidential choosing votes, job a bid “nonsense,” though charity no justification to behind a weekend Trump twitter alleging millions of bootleg votes.With a time circuitous down for electorate and possibilities to find recounts in states opposite a country, Green Party presidential hopeful Jill Stein requested a relate in Pennsylvania on Monday only hours before a state’s deadline.Filing in Pennsylvania 3 days after she filed a identical ask in Wisconsin, Stein’s debate pronounced she would record a identical ask in Michigan by a deadline on Wednesday.Following Trump’s overwhelming feat in a presidential contest, speak of recounts has swirled, with a Republican president-elect adding a warn turn to a discussion.On Sunday, Trump tweeted that “serious voter fraud” occurred in California, New Hampshire, and Virginia, states won by his opponent, Democrat Hillary Clinton.All 3 states deserted Trump’s claim.
The White House pronounced on Monday there has been no justification of widespread choosing rascal in a presidential contest.Still, Wisconsin officials on Monday prepared to launch a relate of a state’s some-more than 25 million votes, following Stein’s ask final week, a pierce that was assimilated by Clinton’s lawyers.”If zero else, this will give us a really good audit,” Mark Thomsen, a chair of a Wisconsin Elections Commission, pronounced on Monday. “It’s going to encourage Wisconsin electorate that we have a satisfactory system, that we’re not counting bootleg votes.”
A matter on a Wisconsin Elections Commission’s website pronounced a relate was scheduled to start on Thursday and had to be finished by Dec. 13.Stein’s debate has lifted a income indispensable to compensate filing fees for relate requests in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania. But she still aims to lift $800,000 some-more to cover fees for attorneys and other crew indispensable to manage a recount, pronounced an central with her campaign.The central pronounced any supports left over would be disbursed according to Federal Elections Commission guidelines.
California electorate still could ask recounts there. But a deadline for requesting a relate in New Hampshire has already upheld and a domain of feat in Virginia was incomparable than what is required for a relate to occur, according to choosing officials in those states.New Hampshire’s emissary secretary of state, David Scanlan, pronounced there was no justification ancillary Trump’s claims of widespread voter fraud. “Voter rascal does occur, though it occurs in removed instances,” he said.California Secretary of State Alex Padilla called Trump’s allegations unsubstantiated and Virginia Commissioner of Elections Edgardo Cortes pronounced they were unfounded. (Additional stating Emily Stephenson; Editing by Kevin Drawbaugh and Jonathan Oatis)
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First Published On : Nov 29, 2016 05:32 IST