20:32 GMT07 July 2020
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    Recounts in two of the three US battleground states, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, are funded, according to a message on the Green Party's presidential nominee Jill Stein's campaign website.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The Green Party's presidential nominee Jill Stein has reached her funding goal for recounts in two of the three US battleground states she wanted to contest, a message on her campaign website said on Friday.

    “Because of you, recounts in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania are funded,” the message stated. “Next up is Michigan.”

    Stein’s recount effort has raised $4,760,813 of the stated $7 million needed for a recount in all three states.

    On Friday, the campaign will file for the recount of the presidential vote in Wisconsin, Stein’s campaign website added. The deadline for recount in Pennsylvania is Monday, and Michigan’s recount filing deadline is Wednesday.

    On Wednesday, Stein launched an online fundraising campaign to gather donations to pay recount fees after a group of hackers had called on Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton to request recount in the three key election states.

    US President-elect Donald Trump won in both Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, but the race in Michigan is still too close to call even though the election was held more than two weeks ago. Stein did not receive more than 1.5 percent of the vote in any of the three states.


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