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Donald Trump has described the Wisconsin vote recount as a “scam”.

The president-elect, who narrowly won Wisconsin, said the results “should be respected instead of being challenged or abused”.

Green Party’s Dr. Jill Stein had initiated the recount. She also wants recounts in Michigan and Pennsylvania, citing “statistical anomalies”.

Hillary Clinton’s campaign has said it would participate in Wisconsin’s recount.

Results would need to be overturned in all three states to alter the outcome of the November 8 presidential election.

In a statement released by his transition team on November 26, Donald Trump accused Jill Stein of trying to “fill her coffers with money” on the pretext of asking for donations towards a recount.

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“The people have spoken and the election is over,” the statement said.

Jill Stein defended her recount initiative, telling CNN that “the point to drive home here is that having a secure elections process benefits us all”.

The Green Party’s candidate also suggested that she was open to looking at recounts in other states – not just Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania.

Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton campaign’s general counsel, Marc Elias, said the camp and outside experts had been “conducting an extensive review of election results, searching for any signs that the voting process had been tampered with”.

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”.

He noted that the number of votes separating Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in the closest of the three states – Michigan – “well exceeds the largest margin ever overcome in a recount”.

However, Marc Elias said the campaign would join in “on principle” in the Midwestern states if Dr Stein followed through on her promise.

Jill Stein reportedly wants to be sure computer hackers did not skew the poll in favor of Donald 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.

The Wisconsin Elections Commission said it had received recount petitions, and the process would begin after Jill Stein’s campaign had paid the fee, which the commission was still calculating.

Jill Stein’s campaign needs to raise millions of dollars to cover the fees for the vote recount in all three states.

Her website says nearly $6 million has already been raised toward a $7 million target. It says this is enough to fund the recounts in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania.

The deadline for the petition for the recount in Wisconsin was November 25, while Pennsylvania’s deadline is November 28, and Michigan’s is November 30.

Michigan is yet to declare its final results.

Wisconsin provides only 10 electoral votes in the crucial Electoral College that gave Donald Trump victory in the November 8 election.

Wins there for Hillary Clinton, as well as in Michigan (16 electoral votes) and Pennsylvania (20 electoral votes), would have clinched the presidency for the Democrat.

Political outsider Donald Trump will become the 45th US president after beating Democrat Hillary Clinton, the Associated Press news agency reports.

Donald Trump’s projected victory came down to a handful of key swing states, despite months of polling that favored Hillary Clinton.

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Image source Flickr

The battlegrounds of Florida, Ohio and North Carolina cleared the way for his Brexit-style upset.

Global markets plummeted, with the Dow set to open 800 points down.

2012 Election: voting results so far

Alabama (9 electoral votes)

Mitt Romney 61% (1,245,221 votes)

Barack Obama 38% (787,027 votes)

Alaska (3 electoral votes)

Mitt Romney 55% (120,329 votes)

Barack Obama 41% (90,743 votes)

Arizona (11 electoral votes)

Mitt Romney 55% (896,302 votes)

Barack Obama 43% (707,744 votes)

Arkansas (6 electoral votes)

Mitt Romney 60% (631,244 votes)

Barack Obama 37% (387,139 votes)

California (55 electoral votes)

Mitt Romney 38% (3,542,862 votes)

Barack Obama 59% (5,474,746 votes)

Colorado (9 electoral votes)

Mitt Romney 47% (1,100,186 votes)

Barack Obama 51% (1,199,142 votes)

Connecticut (7 electoral votes)

Mitt Romney 41% (567,679 votes)

Barack Obama 58% (815,227 votes)

Delaware (3 electoral votes)

Mitt Romney 40% (165,476 votes)

Barack Obama 59% (242,547 votes)

District of Columbia (3 electoral votes)

Mitt Romney 7% (17,337 votes)

Barack Obama 91% (222,332 votes)

Florida (29 electoral votes)

Mitt Romney 49% (4,083,321 votes)

Barack Obama 50% (4,129,360 votes)

Georgia (16 electoral votes)

Mitt Romney 53% (2,054,373 votes)

Barack Obama 45% (1,745,283 votes)

Hawaii (4 electoral votes)

Mitt Romney 28% (119,494 votes)

Barack Obama 70% (303,090 votes)

Idaho (4 electoral votes)

Mitt Romney 65% (375,417 votes)

Barack Obama 32% (182,505 votes)

Illinois (20 electoral votes)

Mitt Romney 41% (2,087,366 votes)

Barack Obama 57% (2,912,872 votes)

Indiana (11 electoral votes)

Mitt Romney 54% (1,407,195 votes)

Barack Obama 44% (1,134,577 votes)

Iowa (6 electoral votes)

Mitt Romney 46% (727,545 votes)

Barack Obama 52% (816,174 votes)

Kansas (6 electoral votes)

Mitt Romney 60% (671,154 votes)

Barack Obama 38% (425,383 votes)

Kentucky (8 electoral votes)

Mitt Romney 61% (1,086,970 votes)

Barack Obama 38% (679,105 votes)

Louisiana (8 electoral votes)

Mitt Romney 59% (1,149,054 votes)

Barack Obama 40% (781,733 votes)

Maine (4 electoral votes)

Mitt Romney 40% (230,048 votes)

Barack Obama 56% (321,017 votes)

Maryland (10 electoral votes)

Mitt Romney 37% (894,718 votes)

Barack Obama 61% (1,480,976 votes)

Massachusetts (11 electoral votes)

Mitt Romney 37% (1,115,559 votes)

Barack Obama 61% (1,813,580 votes)

Michigan (16 electoral votes)

Mitt Romney 46% (2,041,969 votes)

Barack Obama 54% (2,398,517 votes)

Minnesota (10 electoral votes)

Mitt Romney 45% (1,312,426 votes)

Barack Obama 53% (1,536,520 votes)

Mississippi (6 electoral votes)

Mitt Romney 55% (661,056 votes)

Barack Obama 44% (521,036 votes)

Missouri (10 electoral votes)

Mitt Romney 54% (1,478,961 votes)

Barack Obama 44% (1,215,031 votes)

Montana (3 electoral votes)

Mitt Romney 55% (236,677 votes)

Barack Obama 42% (180,259 votes)

Nebraska (5 electoral votes)

Mitt Romney 61% (462,972 votes)

Barack Obama 38% (289,154 votes)

Nevada (6 electoral votes)

Mitt Romney 46% (462,422 votes)

Barack Obama 52% (528,801 votes)

New Hampshire (4 electoral votes)

Mitt Romney 47% (300,241 votes)

Barack Obama 52% (335,004 votes)

New Jersey (14 electoral votes)

Mitt Romney 41% (1,356,792 votes)

Barack Obama 58% (1,916,190 votes)

New Mexico (5 electoral votes)

Mitt Romney 43% (330,863 votes)

Barack Obama 53% (407,111 votes)

New York (29 electoral votes)

Mitt Romney 36% (2,204,525 votes)

Barack Obama 63% (3,844,883 votes)

North Carolina (15 electoral votes)

Mitt Romney 51% (2,272,506 votes)

Barack Obama 48% (2,175,670 votes)

North Dakota (3 electoral votes)

Mitt Romney 59% (187,586 votes)

Barack Obama 39% (124,490 votes)

Ohio (18 electoral votes)

Mitt Romney 48% (2,571,539 votes)

Barack Obama 50% (2,672,302 votes)

Oklahoma (7 electoral votes)

Mitt Romney 67% (888,844 votes)

Barack Obama 33% (442,359 votes)

Oregon (7 electoral votes)

Mitt Romney 44% (641,965 votes)

Barack Obama 53% (779,964 votes)

Pennsylvania (20 electoral votes)

Mitt Romney 47% (2,610,385 votes)

Barack Obama 52% (2,894,079 votes)

Rhode Island (4 electoral votes)

Mitt Romney 35% (146,395 votes)

Barack Obama 63% (262,464 votes)

South Carolina (9 electoral votes)

Mitt Romney 55% (1,005,870 votes)

Barack Obama 44% (799,026 votes)

South Dakota (3 electoral votes)

Mitt Romney 58% (210,539 votes)

Barack Obama 40% (144,983 votes)

Tennessee (11 electoral votes)

Mitt Romney 59% (1,450,595 votes)

Barack Obama 39% (951,406 votes)

Texas (38 electoral votes)

Mitt Romney 57% (4,542,012 votes)

Barack Obama 41% (3,285,200 votes)

Utah (6 electoral votes)

Mitt Romney 73% (670,394 votes)

Barack Obama 25% (229,271 votes)

Vermont (3 electoral votes)

Mitt Romney 31% (87,966 votes)

Barack Obama 67% (189,301 votes)

Virginia (13 electoral votes)

Mitt Romney 48% (1,745,397 votes)

Barack Obama 51% (1,852,123 votes)

Washington (12 electoral votes)

Mitt Romney 43% (822,611 votes)

Barack Obama 55% (1,062,561 votes)

West Virginia (5 electoral votes)

Mitt Romney 62% (412,406 votes)

Barack Obama 35% (234,985 votes)

Wisconsin (10 electoral votes)

Mitt Romney 46% (1,397,888 votes)

Barack Obam 53% (1,599,656 votes)

Wyoming (3 electoral votes)

Mitt Romney 69% (170,259 votes)

Barack Obama 28% (68,779 votes)

 

Voting results election 2012

Voting results election 2012