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New York magazine is reporting activists are urging Hillary Clinton to demand a recount in swing states where she lost by a slim margin. While no one has found any proof of hacking, several researchers claim there are enough irregularities in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania to warrant an independent audit. Data journalists say there's no basis for such a claim, but that hasn't stopped supporters from questioning the validity of the election. Do we need a recount? Read more and vote below!

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Because the group lobbying Clinton to demand a recount includes computer scientists such as the director of the University of Michigan Center for Computer Security and Society and voting-rights attorney John Bonifaz, some are taking their claims seriously.

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But other data analysts say there is really no credible evidence to warrant a recount. Yes, there are respected researchers asking for it, but as Cohn pointed out, "Serious researchers who wade into an area that they know much about can end up saying stupid stuff."

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Evidence of vote tampering is extremely thin, but wildly inaccurate polls and Clinton's significant popular vote win are fueling the suspicion behind her supporters.

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Analyst Nate Silver from FiveThirtyEight says the irregularity claims do not stand up to even mild scrutiny.

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Many argue the #AuditTheVote campaign is just  a bunch of Hillary Clinton supporters refusing to face the facts. She lost, it's time to move on.

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Clinton surrogate and former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm argues that an audit in states where Clinton lost by a razor-thin margin would at least give voters confidence in the results. Why not double-check?

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An editorial in USA Today called for an audit in swing states, if only because an audit would be much simpler and less expensive than a recount: 

Risk-limiting audits are a crucial check on election integrity and accuracy even when elections are not controversial and margins are wide. They have been endorsed by the Presidential Commission on Election Administration and many organizations concerned with election integrity.
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FINAL RESULTS
Should voters demand a recount?
#WeNeedARecount
A festive crown for the winner
#TimeToMoveOn
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