BREAKING: Clinton to Challenge Election Results?
Remember when liberals were freaking out about Donald Trump not accepting the election results? Well, guess what?
Hillary Clinton's campaign is being urged by a number of top computer scientists to call for a recount of vote totals in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania, according to a source with knowledge of the request.
The computer scientists believe they have found evidence that vote totals in the three states could have been manipulated or hacked and presented their findings to top Clinton aides on a call last Thursday.
The scientists, among them J. Alex Halderman, the director of the University of Michigan Center for Computer Security and Society, told the Clinton campaign they believe there is a questionable trend of Clinton performing worse in counties that relied on electronic voting machines compared to paper ballots and optical scanners, according to the source.
Is there anything to this story? Conservative polling guru and Decision Desk HQ contributor Jeff Blehar says probably not:
Literally nobody who actually knows anything about elections/voting patterns in USA thinks outcome 'hacked.' Unanimity. Plz act accordingly.— Jeff B/DDHQ (@EsotericCD) November 23, 2016
Is that argument ad verecundiam? Yes, in its short form it is. But we've given you longer explanations all night long. I'm cutting to chase.— Jeff B/DDHQ (@EsotericCD) November 23, 2016
In short, computer security experts are not election experts. More than likely, they're just butthurt Democrats who can't accept the election results like the rest of adult America.
Also note that this is a thoroughly bipartisan consensus (in fact, safe bet that most expert commentators not Trump fans).— Jeff B/DDHQ (@EsotericCD) November 23, 2016