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    Wisconsin Election Commission Finds No Vote Hacking; Meeting on Recount Timeline

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    The Wisconsin Elections Commission has found no evidence that any of its voting machines were hacked during the US presidential election, a spokesman said November 26.

    Election commission spokesman Reid Magney told the Washington Times there was "[n]o evidence of hacking."

    Election officials in the state are expected to meet November 28 to discuss a timeline for recounting the state's election votes, the Boston Globe reported. Wisconsin officials say finishing the recount by the deadline of 35 days after the election — December 13 — will be difficult.

    President-elect Donald Trump won the key swing states of Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Michigan by relatively narrow margins. Green Party candidate Jill Stein has officially requested a recount in Wisconsin and says she intends to do the same in Pennsylvania and Michigan.

    Her recount movement has raised more than $5 million to pay for the effort, which must be paid for by one or more contesting candidates.

    Hillary Clinton's campaign formally joined Stein's Wisconsin recount effort November 26, though they admit there is no "actionable evidence" of hacking or attempts to tamper with voting technology, and despite the fact that Trump's margin of victory in the closest state, Michigan, "well exceeds the largest margin ever overcome in a recount," the Clinton campaign's legal counsel wrote in a blog post November 26.

    Trump won Wisconsin by 27,257 votes.

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