Hillary Clinton campaign backs Wisconsin recount effort, volunteers requested

Posted at 11:59 AM, Nov 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-27 22:56:03-05

Nearly a month after Election Day, Hillary Clinton's campaign doesn't think the vote is final.

In a post at on Saturday, Clinton's campaign counsel Marc Elias said the candidate's team is joining the push for a recount in several key battleground states.

The announcement came a day after Green Party candidate Jill Stein announced she would seek a recount of presidential votes in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. Clinton's campaign had been mum on the prospect of a recount until Saturday.

"We had not planned to exercise this option ourselves, but now that a recount has been initiated in Wisconsin, we intend to participate in order to ensure the process proceeds in a manner that is fair to all sides," Elias wrote. "If Jill Stein follows through as she has promised and pursues recounts in Pennsylvania and Michigan, we will take the same approach in those states as well."

Stein's campaign is also now looking for volunteers to participate in the recount process. 

Despite her defeat to Donald Trump in Electoral College voting, Clinton beat Trump in the nation's overall popular vote by more than 1.5 million votes.

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