President-elect Donald TrumpDonald TrumpTrump lawyers to Supreme Court: Jan. 6 committee 'will not be harmed by delay' Two House Democrats announce they won't seek reelection DiCaprio on climate change: 'Vote for people that are sane' MORE early Sunday predicted that a recount effort in three states will not change the results of the election.
“Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Democrats see victory in a voting rights defeat Left laughs off floated changes to 2024 ticket A year into his presidency, Biden is polling at an all-time low MORE conceded the election when she called me just prior to the victory speech and after the results were in. Nothing will change,” he tweeted.
Hillary Clinton conceded the election when she called me just prior to the victory speech and after the results were in. Nothing will change— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 27, 2016
Trump then unleashed a torrent of tweets, pointing to Clinton’s remarks after he suggested during the final presidential debate that he might not accept the election’s results.
Hillary's debate answer on delay: "That is horrifying. That is not the way our democracy works. Been around for 240 years. We've had free --— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 27, 2016
and fair elections. We've accepted the outcomes when we may not have liked them, and that is what must be expected of anyone standing on a -— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 27, 2016
during a general election. I, for one, am appalled that somebody that is the nominee of one of our two major parties would take that kind --— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 27, 2016
of position." Then, separately she stated, "He said something truly horrifying ... he refused to say that he would respect the results of --— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 27, 2016
this election. That is a direct threat to our democracy." She then said, "We have to accept the results and look to the future, Donald --— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 27, 2016
Trump is going to be our President. We owe him an open mind and the chance to lead." So much time and money will be spent - same result! Sad— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 27, 2016
Green Party candidate Jill Stein on Friday filed for a recount in Wisconsin. She is raising funds for similar efforts in Michigan and Pennsylvania.
Stein on Saturday defended her push after Trump called it a "scam" to fill Green Party coffers.
“The point to drive home here is that having a secure elections process benefits us all,” Stein said during an appearance on CNN’s “Newsroom.”
An attorney for Clinton’s campaign, meanwhile, said on Saturday it will participate in the Wisconsin recount.
Marc Elias, the campaign’s general counsel, emphasized that analysts employed by the campaign have largely found no evidence to conclude that the election was sabotaged.
“The campaign is grateful to all those who have expended time and effort to investigate various claims of abnormalities and irregularities,” Elias wrote in a Medium post. “While that effort has not, in our view, resulted in evidence of manipulation of results, now that a recount is underway, we believe we have an obligation to the more than 64 million Americans who cast ballots for Hillary Clinton to participate in ongoing proceedings to ensure that an accurate vote count will be reported.”
He also tweeted about the effort late Sunday night, after the president elect tweeted several more times about voter fraud.
We are getting attacked for participating in a recount that we didn't ask for by the man who won election but thinks there was massive fraud— Marc E. Elias (@marceelias) November 28, 2016
Trump later blasted the participation of "badly defeated & demoralized Dems," saying they initially asked for "election night tabulation" to be accepted.
The Democrats, when they incorrectly thought they were going to win, asked that the election night tabulation be accepted. Not so anymore!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 27, 2016
--This report was updated at 10:16 p.m.