What you need to know about the election recounts

Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein officially requested a vote recount in Wisconsin Friday and has indicated she intends to do the same in Michigan and Pennsylvania. Here's a rundown of what you need to know about the recounts and what to expect:

Could the recount change the outcome of the election?

While technically possible, even Stein admits the recounts are unlikely to change the results of the election. She would have to able to initiate a state-wide recount in all three states and then Clinton would have to overcome her vote deficits in each one to wrest the electoral votes needed from Trump.

In what states are the recounts being requested?

So far, Stein has only officially filed for a recount in Wisconsin, although she plans to ask for recounts in Michigan and Pennsylvania as well.

What are the votes differences in the three states? 

• Michigan: Trump ahead 10,704 votes.
• Pennsylvania: Trump ahead 70,638 votes.
• Wisconsin: Trump ahead 22,177 votes.


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