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Sanders says 'nothing wrong' with pursuing recounts

In this Nov. 3, 2016, photo, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., campaigns for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at the University of Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders says "there's nothing wrong with" pursuing recounts to ensure the legitimacy of President-elect Donald Trump's Nov. 8 victory.

The former Democratic presidential candidate addressed the looming recount in Wisconsin — and the prospect of others in Michigan and Pennsylvania — Sunday morning on CNN's "State of the Union."

Sanders says: "No one expects there to be profound change, but there's nothing wrong with going through the process."

Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein is fighting for recounts in the three states there were critical to Trump's win. Hillary Clinton's team said Saturday it would join the effort.

Sanders also said he would support changing the electoral college system, which allowed Trump to win the presidency even though he trails Clinton by roughly 2 million votes nationally.


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