Think Donald Trump won the U.S. presidential election fair and square? A prominent group of election lawyers and computer scientists may have evidence that would prove otherwise.
Hillary Clinton has been urged to challenge the election results in three key states after a group of renowned computer scientists and lawyers gathered ‘proof’ to suggest the election results were potentially manipulated.
The group of activists, including voting rights lawyer John Bonifaz and J. Alex Halderman, director of the University of Michigan’s centre for computer security and society, believe their evidence shows that results in these three states – which lost Clinton the election – might have been hacked.
In a conference call last week with Clinton’s top campaign lieutenants, the group said that in Wisconsin, Clinton’s vote count was down seven per cent in counties that relied on electronic voting machines when compared with counties that used optical scanners and paper ballots, New York Magazine reported.
Under those circumstances, a statistical analysis showed that Clinton may have been denied as many as 30,000 votes. Clinton lost the state by 27,000 votes.
Suspiciously, Wisconsin’s metropolitan areas, where Clinton did well, use paper ballots. But rural Wisconsin, where she did not, relies on electronic machines, according to NY Daily News.
Clinton has so far made no indication she would challenge the results.
The deadline to file for a vote recount is between Friday and next Wednesday for the three states.