THE PLOT THICKENS

Report: Activists Want 3-State Recount

A group of computer scientists and election lawyers are reportedly urging Hillary Clinton’s campaign to call for a recount of the votes in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Michigan. Voting-rights attorney John Bonifaz and J. Alex Halderman, the director of the University of Michigan Center for Computer Security and Society, are contending in private that they believe they’ve found evidence that votes in these three crucial states were manipulated or hacked. Among their findings was the fact that Clinton got 7 percent fewer votes in Wisconsin counties that relied on electronic voting machines compared to counties with scanners and paper ballots. It is unclear if the Clinton campaign will pursue this avenue.