Trump attacks Clinton over Wisconsin vote recount

United States President-elect Donald Trump has attacked Hillary Clinton over her campaign’s support for a recount of votes in the state of Wisconsin.

BBC reports that Mr Trump reminded his Democratic rival that she had already conceded, and published remarks from the presidential debates in which she had urged an acceptance of the poll results.

Mrs Clinton was then reacting to Mr Trump’s refusal to respect the outcome.

The recount in Wisconsin was initiated by Green Party candidate Jill Stein.

The state was narrowly won by Mr Trump.

Dr Stein also wants recounts in Michigan and Pennsylvania, citing “statistical anomalies”.

The Green Party nominee reportedly wants to be sure computer hackers did not skew the poll in favour of Mr Trump.

Concerns over possible Russian interference had been expressed in the run-up to the vote.

The US government has said Russian state actors were behind hacks on the Democratic National Committee, a claim denied by Moscow.

Results would need to be overturned in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania to alter the outcome of the 8 November presidential election – something analysts say is highly unlikely.

Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton’s campaign has said it will participate in Wisconsin’s recount.

Her campaign’s general counsel, Marc Elias, said there was no evidence to conclude the election had been sabotaged, but “we have an obligation to the more than 64 million Americans who cast ballots for Hillary Clinton to participate in ongoing proceedings to ensure that an accurate vote count will be reported”.

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