Why were Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin chosen as the states in which to do the recount?

Three states - Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania - were identified as high risk for vote tampering on the basis of several criteria: the states all used voting machines that were very vulnerable to tampering; they all had extremely narrow margins of victory; and they had election results that conflicted with exit polls and pre-election polling.

The decision to conduct the recount was made independently by the campaign itself as the entity with legal standing and, in our view, the responsibility to do so.  

Voters in several states raised concerns about the integrity of the Democratic primary elections. Regrettably, we did not have legal standing to seek recounts in those elections. Only a candidate in the Democratic primaries would have had legal standing to challenge the integrity of the Democratic primary elections.


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