Wisconsin DOJ Argues Against Hand Recount

Nov 29, 2016

The Wisconsin Department of Justice is trying to convince a judge not to order a hand recount of presidential ballots.

Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein has requested a recount, saying she's worried results were hacked.

State election officials plan to start the recount today but have rejected Stein's supplemental request that the recount be conducted exclusively by hand.

Stein has filed a lawsuit asking a Madison judge to order a hand recount.

DOJ attorneys filed briefs Tuesday arguing that Stein hasn't shown how a hand recount would change the election's results and has offered no evidence of any problems with automatic tabulating equipment.

They go on to argue that she's offered only speculation about security risks inherent in all electronic voting systems.