arghakhanchi
मिति:
भर्खरै
थप समाचार
बिज्ञापनहरु Advertisements
banner
banner
banner
मत सर्वेक्षण
आउँदो वैशाख ३१ गते घोषित स्थानीय तहको निर्वाचन तोकिएको समयमा होला कि नहोला ।

हुन्छ
हुँदैन
गर्नुपर्छ
मतलब भएन

भोट दिनुहोस् परिणाम हेर्नुहोस्
पुराना मत परिणामहरु
बिज्ञापनहरु
banner
 
South Asia & International

Wisconsin to recount US presidential election vote after hack concernstext size increase   text size decrease   Print    rss (२०७३ म‌सिर ११, शनिवार)

Wisconsin's election board agreed on Friday to conduct a statewide recount of votes cast in the presidential race, as requested by a Green Party candidate seeking similar reviews in two other states where Donald Trump scored narrow wins.

Wisconsin to recount US presidential election vote after hack concerns
AP

The recount process, including an examination by hand of the nearly 3 million ballots tabulated in Wisconsin, is expected to begin late next week after Green Party candidate Jill Stein's campaign has paid the required fee, the Elections Commission said.

The state faces a Dec. 13 federal deadline to complete the recount, which may require canvassers in Wisconsin's 72 counties to work evenings and weekends to finish the job in time, according to the commission.

The recount fee has yet to be determined, the agency said in a statement on its website. Stein said in a Facebook message on Friday that the sum was expected to run to about $1.1 million.

She said she has raised at least $5 million from donors since launching her drive on Wednesday for recounts in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania - three battleground states where Republican Trump edged out Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton by relatively thin margins.

Stein has said her goal is to raise $7 million to cover all fees and legal costs.

Her effort may have given a ray of hope to dispirited Clinton supporters, but the chance of overturning the overall result of the Nov. 8 election is considered very slim, even if all three states go along with the recount.

The Green Party candidate, who garnered little more than 1 percent of the nationwide popular vote herself, said on Friday that she was seeking to verify the integrity of the U.S. voting system, not to undo Trump's victory.

While there was no evidence of tampering or voting errors in the election, only a thorough review of results from the three states at issue will reassure Americans, Stein said.

"This was a hack-riddled election," she told CNN, pointing to various cyber-attacks on political organizations and individual email accounts before Election Day and media reports citing concerns raised by computer security specialists.

Experts urged extra scrutiny of the three states, Stein said, because their voting systems were seen as vulnerable. They also cited "unexplained high numbers of undervotes," the close finish between the two nominees and "discrepancies between pre-election polling and the official result," she said.

According to Stein, the Wisconsin commission confirmed receipt of her recount petition at 3:45 p.m. local time, just over an hour before the deadline for filing. The filing deadline is Monday in Pennsylvania and Wednesday in Michigan.

The Wisconsin board said Stein was joined in her petition by another third-party candidate, Rocky Roque De La Fuente.

Although Trump won narrowly in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania, the margins make it highly unlikely any recounts would end up giving Clinton a win in all three states, which would be needed for the overall election result to change. Trump beat Clinton in Pennsylvania by 70,010 votes, in Michigan by 10,704 votes and in Wisconsin by 27,257 votes.

The presidential race is decided by the Electoral College, based on a tally of wins from the state-by-state contests, rather than by the popular national vote. The Electoral College results are expected to be finalized on Dec. 19.

Trump surpassed the 270 electoral votes needed to win, although Clinton will have won the national popular vote by more than 2 million ballots once final tallies are in.

A representative for Trump's transition team on Thursday had no comment on Stein's effort, and Clinton has not commented on Stein's effort.

SOURCE: REUTERS

अन्य समाचार, भिडियो तस्बिरको लागि तल क्लिक गर्नुस्:
  प्रतिक्रिया दिनुहोस्       साथीलाई पठाउनुहोस्
तपाईंको पूरा नाम :
तपाईंको ईमेल :
साथीको ईमेल :
सन्देश :
       
अन्य South Asia & International
India may seal borders with Pakistan, Bangladesh
North Korea fires 4 ballistic missiles into ocean
Nepali workers in Saudi Arabia not allowed to return home
Seven killed in militant battle in India's Kashmir
North Korea test-fires missile, apparently challenging Trump
At least five protesters killed in Saturday's demos in Baghdad
8-years old Asian Boxing Champion Tajamul (Kashmiri Girl) visits Aryans Group, Chandigarh
More than 40 dead as trains collide in Iran
Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro dies aged 90
Australian scientists a step close to creating an HIV vaccine
Tsunami hits New Zealand after series of strong quakes
21 dead in explosion and fire at Bangladesh factory
11 newborns dead in Baghdad hospital blaze
Death toll rises to 84 in Nice attacks
Britain votes to leave EU
Taliban suicide blast kills 14 Nepalese guards in Kabul
Nearly 60% of Qatar population live in 'labour camps'
Peru votes in decider for jailed ex-leader's daughter
Swiss voters reject 'money for nothing' income plan
'Perfect selfie kills student' who plunges 300ft from lighthouse while trying to take photo of herself