Experts say that Clinton’s votes in counties where computers count votes were lower than those that use paper ballots.
That suggests hackers may have been able to get into the polling machines and artificially weed out Clinton votes to give Trump the edge, they say.
The group – which includes voting rights and computer experts – are lobbying the Clinton team to demand a recount.
But time is short for the Clinton team to call recounts, and the White House is discouraging them as it’s eager to ease the transition to Trump.
No direct evidence of hacking has been found, and no suspects named – although the DNC blamed Russia for earlier hacks into Democrat emails.
Hillary Clinton could have been robbed of the presidency by hackers, a group of experts claims – and now they’re calling for her to demand a recount.
The team, which includes voting rights experts and computer security buffs, says it has compelling evidence that Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania could have been hacked to artificially lower turnout.
They’re now pressuring the Clinton group to call for an independent recount that could swing the needle of the election in the Democrats’ favor, New York magazine reported.
The states offer two kinds of voting: One in which paper votes are counted by an optical scanning machine (and checked in random samples by humans) and one in which the vote is inputted directly into a computer.
The group says that Clinton received 7 per cent fewer votes in those counties of Wisconsin in which votes were counted electronically, compared to those with paper ballots and optical scanners.
That suggests Clinton’s counts may have been artificially lowered from within the counting machines by hackers, while the paper counts – not being susceptible to hacking – remained unaffected, they say.
According to their calculations, such a hack could have cost Clinton 30,000 votes in Wisconsin. She lost that state – and its ten Electoral College votes – by 27,000.
Michigan was too close to call with a gap of 11,000, denying Clinton its 16 Electoral College votes, and she lost Pennsylvania’s 20 Electoral College votes by 68,236.
Though there’s been no suggestion of possible culprits in the potential hacking, the DNC blamed Russia for mid-election-season hacks of Democrat email accounts.
If an independent investigation could prove hacking – and a recount granted Clinton those three states – then she would be made President after all.
But it’s by no means a done deal.