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SELINSGROVE -- It's been almost three weeks since Trump was elected president of the United States. He is transitioning into his new position and appointing cabinet members.

Now, Jill Stein, the former presidential candidate for the Green party, launched a campaign for a recount of votes in three states.

This all comes after a group of computer scientists reached out to the Clinton campaign, casting doubt on the election results in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania.

Newswatch 16 spoke with a professor at Susquehanna University on Monday, and he was very confident that this recount will not change the results of the election.

"That group doesn't necessarily think that there was anyone that messed with the election, but they do think there are vulnerabilities there," said Dr. Nick Clark, political science professor at Susquehanna University.

Stein raised the money needed to launch a recount in those states, and the Clinton campaign is now on board. Donald Trump calls it a "scam."

Many voters are siding with the candidates they voted for. Benjamin John of Mifflinburg voted for Trump.

"It's kind of hypocritical now that they're not accepting the election results. Since the electoral college is the vote that counts, I think that the popular vote is irrelevant," said John.

Caroline Adams of Kingston voted for Clinton.

"I think it's important, and I think it will give people a chance to have their voices reheard and hopefully not divide the country anymore and collectively just bring an end to the election," Adams said.

Even so, Dr. Clark tells Newswatch 16 he believes the recount will not have an impact on the election results.

"It's not likely to change anything. There is no evidence that the election was rigged."

Although Stein's campaign has filed for a recount in Pennsylvania. It is very complicated to get that process started in the commonwealth. It requires three voters in every single precinct in the state to formally request a recount. That involves more than 9,000 precincts.

20 comments

  • Norma Jean Murphy

    They might be surprised to learn that in five townships where they had malfunctioning machines here in PA they were all biased towards Clinton, the people on our tv were complaining that when they voted Trump it flipped to look like they voted Clinton! One lady said it happened three times to her! The election lady told the news they were going to take them out of service, but at 7 pm news they went back and the machines were still doing the same thing. One has to wonder how many people did not notice and voted for her when they really voted Trump!!

  • Tracy Mclean

    I AGREE WITH A LOT ON HERE ABOUT THE RECOUNT PEOPLE JUST WANT TO KNOW WHAT IS GOING ON AND IM TRIED OF THE PRESS JUST LYING TO US WE ALL NO TRUMP ONE SO JUST POST THERE IS NOT GOING TO BE A RECOUNT AND LET IT GO OR SAY SORRY DEADLINE PASS NO DEAL BECAUSE THERE ALREADY SAYING IN THE PRESS IT WAS RIGG BUT IF IT WAS RIGG IN HER FAVOR SHE STILL LOSS SO MOVE ON

  • tomtom

    the erection of trump is nobody’s business…or if is erections are still standing…or how many erections he’s had in his lifetime…his erection of trump tower is still standing…leave potus 61 alone…he’s only been in office 20 days…

  • snapit

    Poor Bernie I hope the DNC bought him a nice house in Florida that sad man never even asked for a recount I wounder why?

  • marbs

    What a tangled web we weave……lets see if one does a little research now Jill Stein (AKA Hillary Clinton) has filed a suit (21 days after the election) wanting a hand recount in Wisconsin.Wisconsin wants to recount the ballots in a way that it will complete the recount on time. She knows full well a hand recount cannot be accomplished by the deadline to certify the count. According to Wisconsin law if the vote cannot be certified the electors are not permitted to vote. Then congress can step in and award the electors. All this in about 2 weeks……Nice attempt to sneak into the Presidency by the back door.

  • Fred

    did you listen as the “journalist” Steve Corbet clung to this whole recount scam? and after hanging up on a few callers moved on to not mention the Ohio State killer was a Somalia muslim ? who needs real news when you have Corbets fake news ?

  • President Elect Donald J. Trump

    Why is Jill Stein requesting the recount?
    Who pays for it?
    Why is Jill Stein even “allowed” to file a lawsuit? She NEVER had a chance to win and she wouldn’t benefit from the recount?
    ONCE the recount is final, will the Hillary Supporters finally except the results and stop their name calling, chanting and spreading their HATE towards President Elect Trump?

    When will the new media give their bias Trump bashing a rest and start to report the news and facts instead of gossip?
    Who said Trump is a “racist” or against the LBGT? I am stick of hearing about his taxes. Let the IRS worry about that. I also don’t care about his Bankruptcies. We all know about it. It happens in business, it was years ago. I am over it.
    I am also stick of the one poster who feels the need to keep posting that Trumps wife ( a former model) has posed naked and her pictures are “All over the internet” PLEASE Tell me where you found all these pictures of our future first lady? I can’t seem to find them.

      • Wendy

        No the deadline to file for a recount in PA was 11-21. They missed that. 11-28 was the deadline to file to “contest” the election results in PA and in order to do that they have to PROVE there was fraud. What a joke.

    • Gregory Markle

      According to Wanda Murren at the Pennsylvania Department of State the deadline was LAST Monday the 21st of November, regardless of which they did not have the proper petitions to submit to make the request in the first place. She has stated she will try to force a recount through the courts but just like firearms owners not being able to initiate lawsuits against municipalities violating the firearms preemption laws, she has no standing to file file the lawsuit since she cannot show that she has been personally harmed so it SHOULD be thrown out.

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