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Green Party Abandons One Recount in Pa., Starts Another

Jill Stein and Co. will turn to federal courts to force a recount, end effort in state courts

(Newser) - A Green Party-backed campaign changed its strategy to force a statewide recount of Pennsylvania's Nov. 8 presidential election, won by Donald Trump, and said late Saturday that it will seek an emergency federal court order on Monday for a recount, hours after abandoning an effort in the state courts,... More »

Efforts Underway to Block Recounts in Wis., Mich.

Lawsuit filed in Wisconsin, attorney general seeks to block recount in Michigan

(Newser) - Presidential election recount efforts in Wisconsin and Michigan are hitting roadblocks, the AP reports. Trump supporters have filed a federal lawsuit and a request for a temporary restraining order in an attempt to block the Wisconsin recount effort, arguing that the recount, which started Thursday, threatens the due process rights... More »

Crazy Process for Securing a Penn. Recount Has Begun

Jill Stein needs help from a lot of voters

(Newser) - First Wisconsin , then Pennsylvania—maybe. Politico reports that the Green Party on Monday filed recount requests in more than 100 Pennsylvania precincts as part of Jill Stein's fundraiser-supported quest to secure recounts in three swing states. CBS News digs into the labyrinthine process in the state, which "... More »

Bernie Sanders: 'Nothing Wrong' With Recount

Though it's not likely to change anything, he says

(Newser) - Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders says "there's nothing wrong with" pursuing recounts to ensure the legitimacy of President-elect Donald Trump's Nov. 8 victory. The former Democratic presidential candidate addressed the looming recount in Wisconsin—and the prospect of others in Michigan and Pennsylvania—Sunday morning on CNN's... More »

Trump: 'Ridiculous' Recount Is 'a Scam'

Says Jill Stein is lining her pockets, raps Hillary Clinton for not respecting outcome

(Newser) - Donald Trump is not going to keep you in suspense about what he thinks about election recount efforts currently underway: "This recount is just a way for Jill Stein, who received less than one percent of the vote overall and wasn't even on the ballot in many states,... More »

Clinton Campaign Joins Jill Stein's Recount Efforts

But Clinton lawyer says they don't expect anything to change

(Newser) - Jill Stein's recount efforts in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania just got a major new supporter: the Clinton campaign. NBC News reports the campaign announced Saturday it will participate in the recount in Wisconsin and possible recounts in Michigan and Pennsylvania to make sure the process is "fair" for... More »

It's Official: There'll Be a Presidential Recount in Wisc.

Jill Stein submitted a recount petition Friday

(Newser) - With just 90 minutes to go before the deadline, Jill Stein officially filed for a recount in Wisconsin, NBC News reports. The state acknowledged it received the petition from the Green Party presidential nominee Friday afternoon. The recount is expected to cost $1.1 million. According to the AP , Wisconsin... More »

Jill Stein's Recount Fund Hits $4.7M

That's $1.2M more than she raised for the election

(Newser) - Jill Stein managed to raise $3,509,477 for the 2016 election, reports Politico by way of an Oct. 19 FEC report—a figure now dwarfed by the amount of money her effort to secure recounts in three swing states has brought in. As of this writing, $4,746,660... More »

Jill Stein Will File for Recounts in 3 Swing States

She's raising more than the $2.5M needed for filing fees

(Newser) - Tuesday brought the news, via New York Magazine, that a group of "prominent computer scientists and election lawyers" had told Hillary Clinton's camp that she should ask for a vote recount in three swing states —Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania—due to the possibility results "may have... More »

Democrat Wins Virginia's AG Race—by 165 Votes

But recount expected in state's tightest-ever election

(Newser) - Virginia has declared a winner in the state's tightest election ever: Democrat Mark Herring has been certified as the next state attorney general. But the fight may not be over: The Washington Post expects a recount. More than 2 million voted in the election, but Herring beat fellow state... More »

Maduro Grabs State TV to Blast US, 'Nazi' Opposition

As Washington demands recount

(Newser) - Venezuela's new honcho is proving to be no less dramatic than Hugo Chavez, with Nicolas Maduro breaking into state television no fewer than three times yesterday to blast the US and opponent Henrique Capriles. As the New York Times reports, Maduro worked "himself into what seemed to be... More »

Protests Rage After Venezuela Refuses to Recount

Capriles not accepting 'illegitimate ' result

(Newser) - Police in Caracas fired tear gas to disperse furious opposition supporters after Venezuelan electoral authorities decided there would be no recount of the presidential election result, despite Nicolas Maduro's slender margin of victory . Opposition leader Henrique Capriles insists that he, not Hugo Chavez's anointed heir, is the real... More »

Allen West Finally Concedes

After 2 weeks of recounts and court battles

(Newser) - Allen West finally threw in the towel this morning. He handed the House seat to challenger Patrick Murphy following two weeks of court appearances and two partial recounts that ultimately increased the distance between the two candidates in the incredibly close race. "There are certainly still inaccuracies in the... More »

After Clamoring for Recount, Allen West Losing Harder

Meanwhile, Dems accuse Gov. Rick Scott of interfering in race

(Newser) - It looks pretty clear at this point that Tea Party favorite Allen West did not win re-election to his House seat in Florida, but he's not giving up—and now, Democrats say, even Gov. Rick Scott has interfered in the race, WPTV reports. The Florida secretary of state—who... More »

Recount Ordered in Mexico

More than half of presidential election ballots to be reopened

(Newser) - Enrique Peña Nieto's victory in Mexico's presidential election is looking a lot murkier than it did over the weekend. The country's election authority has ordered 78,012 ballot boxes—54.5% of the total—to be reopened and recounted. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who came in... More »

Democrats Already Prepping for Wisconsin Recount

They've hired 440 lawyers for 'election protection activities'

(Newser) - If you wanted a quick, clean outcome for today's recall election in Wisconsin, bad news: Democrats are already openly preparing for a recount, and have hired more than 440 lawyers to monitor polling places and perform "election protection activities," state party chair Mike Tate tells Politico . He... More »

Iowa Was Actually 'a Split Decision'

Who won? Well, either Mitt Romney or Rick Santorum

(Newser) - We'll never know for sure who actually won the Iowa caucuses. After a recount, Rick Santorum was found to have finished ahead of declared winner Mitt Romney by 34 votes, but the results from eight precincts are missing and will never be certified—meaning "it’s a split... More »

Dem Files for Recount in Wis. High Court Race

JoAnne Kloppenburg seeks recount despite 7K vote margin

(Newser) - JoAnne Kloppenburg filed a request with Wisconsin election officials yesterday that asks for a full recount of all votes submitted in the April 5 state supreme court election. Kloppenburg was initially thought to have beaten the incumbent, David Prosser, by around 200 votes. Two days after the election, however, the... More »

GOP's Prosser Wins Disputed Wis. Race

7,316-vote victory within margin for Kloppenburg to demand recount

(Newser) - Wisconsin has certified GOP-backed David Prosser the victor by 7,316 votes in the disputed race for a 10-year term on the state's supreme court. Prosser immediately trumpeted that "the will of the electorate is clear with the last canvass now completed," reports the Journal-Sentinel, and called... More »

Dêjá Vu! Minnesota Begins Recount

It's getting to be a tradition

(Newser) - Minnesota hit the reset button today in another close election as workers began the tedious task of reviewing more than 2.1 million ballots in the governor's race—one at a time and under the watchful gaze of lawyers for Democrat Mark Dayton and Republican Tom Emmer. The recount follows... More »

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