Trump disregards Wisconsin recount drive as ‘scam’
US President-elect Donald Trump has narrated the forthcoming recount of votes in Wisconsin as a “scam”.
Trump, who narrowly seized the presidential election, said the results “should be respected instead of being challenged or abused”.
Green Party candidate Jill Stein had initiated the recount. She also wants recounts in Michigan and Pennsylvania, citing “statistical anomalies”.
Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton’s campaign has said it would participate in Wisconsin’s recount. Results would need to be overturned in all three states to modify the outcome of the 8 November presidential election.
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“The people have spoken and the election is over,” the statement said.