American democrats have their hopes renewed after claims emerged in favour of Hillary Clinton. A group of computer scientists, have supposedly "uncover hacking evidence on voting machines". Activists have approached Hillary Clinton's team to advise Hillary to contest the election because they found strange patterns showing that electronic voting machines in three states, received 7% fewer votes for Hillary, while paper votes showed a higher percentage.
Skeptics say is impossible to manipulate votes
The three states they refer to as targets of manipulation are: Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania. However David Becker, the executive director of the nonprofit center for election innovation and research, said: “to manipulate election results on a state or national scale, would require a conspiracy of literally hundreds of thousands, and for that massive conspiracy to go undetected is impossible”.
Russian and WikiLeaks conspiracy claims
A day after a bitter meeting between CNN president and the president-elect, CNN reports evidence of hacking, citing Obama's suspicions throughout the elections. Obama believed Russia and #wikileaks were trying to manipulate the election results. If Clinton were to challenge the election results, she would need to do it soon, as the deadline for vote recount closes Friday on Wisconsin, Monday in Pennsylvania and Michigan. The white house might not support a recount, they said earlier last week that they were focused on a smooth transfer of power. The activists made their case via phone, they called Clinton's campaign chairman, John Podesta and her campaign general counsel, Marc Elias, to explain their findings. However, Donald #trump still leads the electoral college vote with 290 counts, as compared to Hillary Clinton’s 232 votes.
George Soros pledges to fight Trump's rhetoric
Meanwhile, George Soros has joined the fight against the president-elect, and has pledged U$10 million to battle hate crimes, the billionaire who is a top supporter of the democratic party, says discrimination and hate crimes are on the rise as a result of the elections. His non-profit foundation "open society" is planning to spend as much as U$5 million in the coming days to provide support to community groups and civil rights organizations fighting hate crimes. #georgesoros