Clinton Campaign To Join Jill Stein’s Recount Effort

The Wall Street Journal reports:

Representatives from Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign plan to participate in the effort to recount ballots in three states that provided Republican Donald Trump his margin of victory, an attorney for the Democratic presidential candidate said.

In a blog entry posted on Saturday, the general counsel for Mrs. Clinton’s presidential campaign, Marc Elias, said that it was important for the campaign to be represented in any legal proceedings and public monitoring stemming from recount efforts launched by Green Party candidate Jill Stein.

“Now that a recount has been initiated in Wisconsin, we intend to participate in order to ensure the process proceeds in a manner that is fair to all sides,” Mr. Elias wrote, adding that the campaign would also participate in planned recounts in Pennsylvania and Michigan if they move forward.

“We do so fully aware that the number of votes separating Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in the closest of these states — Michigan — well exceeds the largest margin ever overcome in a recount. But regardless of the potential to change the outcome in any of the states, we feel it is important, on principle, to ensure our campaign is legally represented in any court proceedings and represented on the ground in order to monitor the recount process itself,” Mr. Elias wrote.