American President-elect, Donald Trump, has hinted at seeking a re-election after his first term may have ended.
In a tweet about the activities of his transition team, the 70-year-old billionaire had tweeted: “Great meetings will take place today at Trump Tower concerning the formation of the people who will run our government for the next 8 years.”
Meanwhile, the Wisconsin Elections Commission has expressed readiness to recount the votes cast in the state during the presidential elections that brought Trump to power, after some people raised concerns that the voting systems might have been hacked.
A candidate of the Green Party for the U.S. presidential election, Jill Stein; and another candidate, Rocky Roque De La Fuente, requested for the recount.
Citing the hack of the Democratic National Committee of the Democratic Party in the run-up to the election and reports of breaches of voter registration databases in at least two states, Stein in her petition for recount wrote that Wisconsin uses both the optical scan and direct-recording electronic types of electronic voting machines, which are both susceptible to compromise.
“For the last decade, computer scientists have warned about the vulnerabilities of these machines, including that they can be breached without detection and even after certain security measures are put in place,” Stein wrote.
She added that in Wisconsin, there is evidence of voting irregularity; suggesting potential tampering of the voting machines in the 2016 presidential elections, as well as an increase in the number of absentee voters, which could be attributed to a breach of the state’s voter database.
Stein asked for a hand count of all paper ballots in Wisconsin.
In response, the Elections Commission said the recount may begin late next week.
“The Commission is preparing to move forward with a state-wide recount of votes for President of the United States, as requested by these candidates,” administrator Michael Haas said in a statement on Friday.
The Elections Commission said it is working towards a deadline of December 13 to compete the recount.