Should She Keep Fighting? Analysts Urge Hillary Clinton To Challenge Election Results

November 23, 2016  |  

Many of us are still saddened by the results of the election. So we can only imagine the pain and disappointment Hillary Clinton is facing. Some are suggesting that with this, being her second failed attempt at the presidency, Hillary Clinton should throw the towel in and give up. But others, including a group of lawyers and computer analysts, are urging Clinton and her camp to challenge the results of the election.

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According to CNN, a number of top computer scientists are suggesting Clinton demand a recount in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania. An analyst showed that Clinton may have been denied as many 30,000 votes in the state of Wisconsin. She lost that state and it’s 10 electoral votes by 27,000. Right now, the current count is Trump 290, Clinton 232. The count does not include Michigan’s 16 electoral votes because that contest was too close to call.

The scientists argue that there is evidence to suggest that the vote totals in those three states could have been manipulated or hacked. They presented their findings to top Clinton aides last week Thursday.

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 countries that relied on electronic voting instead of paper ballots and optical scanners.

The scientists told Clinton’s campaign chairman and her general counsel that she received 7 percent fewer votes in those counties. The group believes these states could have been hacked.

While the group said that there is no evidence of hacking, the pattern is worthy of an independent review, according to the scientists.

According to New York Magazine, the Obama administration is against Clinton contesting the current results as they are in favor of a smooth transition.

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Veronica Wells is the culture editor at She is also the author of “Bettah Days.” You can follow her on Facebook and Twitter @VDubShrug.

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