The team including J. Alex Halderman, the director of the University of Michigan Center for Computer Security and Society told the Clinton team that they found a trend of Clinton performing badly in counties where electronic voting machines were employed other than counties which used paper ballots and optical scanners, CNN reported.
Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta and the campaign’s general counsel Marc Elias were informed of the findings. The group suspect that Clinton received 7% fewer votes in counties which relied on electronic voting machines which lead to the conclusion of hacking.
Scientists said the campaign group that they could not find anything leading to hacking, but the pattern needs to be examined. They were not available for comments on the matter.
President-elect Donald Trump’s team was also not ready to return the messages by CNN.
There were widespread concerns about the hacking of the election proceedings. Obama administration even accused Russia of attempting to breach voter registration details. But cyber security experts said it was impossible for Russia to influence the election results which were declared earlier this month.