The countdown is on to see whether efforts by the left to call for recounts in this year’s presidential election actually make a difference in the final tallies. Attention continues to swirl around Green Party candidate Jill Stein’s push for recounts in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Michigan – states where Donald Trump had small margins of victory over Hillary Clinton. Some experts though question whether the same attention should be given to states Clinton won by similar margins. For comparison the latest election tally shows Clinton winning Nevada by 26,434 votes, only slightly larger than Trump’s 24 thousand vote lead in Wisconsin.
“The margins are fairly close, not as close as we have seen historically in some past elections … though close enough that they can potentially trigger a recount,” Jeanne Zaino, political science professor at Iona College, told FoxNews.com. Neither state has a mandatory recount for close elections though one can be requested.
Zaino added, “the problem with US elections is that we have 50 states, each of the states have different laws which guides what happens in those states”.
Nevada Secretary of State’s office told FoxNews.com the deadline to submit a recount request in the state is November 29 and none has been requested.