Reuters - Video

Edition: US | UK | IN | CN | JP

video Video

Green party files for recount of U.S. presidential votes in Wisconsin

Friday, November 25, 2016 - 01:33

The U.S. Green Party says the move is aimed at ensuring the integrity of the voting process rather than in support of any particular candidate. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

▲ Hide Transcript

View Transcript

ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION). Leaders of the Green Party in Wisconsin said on Friday that they are filing a request for a reconciliation of paper records in Wisconsin, to ensure the accuracy of the tally in the U.S. presidential election. George Martin, a member of the party's coordinating council, said the move will go beyond a simple recount of the vote, and will look at the accuracy of the state's electronic voting machines. He said the party also plans to file requests for recounts in Michigan and Pennsylvania. Republican Donald Trump won Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Michigan by razor-thin margins. State law requires the campaign to cover the costs of the recounts. Martin said the party had raised $4 million dollars to pay for the expense. He said the move is not aimed at supporting any particular candidate, but rather at ensuring that every vote was counted accurately.

Press CTRL+C (Windows), CMD+C (Mac), or long-press the URL below on your mobile device to copy the code

Green party files for recount of U.S. presidential votes in Wisconsin

Friday, November 25, 2016 - 01:33