Donald Trump, American President-elect, has before his first term hinted at seeking a re-election after his first term may have ended.
The 70-year-old billionaire had tweeted about the activities of his transition team: â€œGreat meetings will take place today at Trump Tower concerning the formation of the people who will run our government for the next 8 years.â€
InÂ related news, the Wisconsin Elections Commission has expressed its readinessÂ to recount the votes cast in the state duringÂ the presidential elections that brought Trump to power, after some people raised concerns that the voting systems might have been hacked.
Jill Stein, a candidate of the Green Party for the U.S. presidential election,; and Rocky Roque De La Fuente, another candidate had requested for the recount.
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, 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,.
â€œFor 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,â€ Stein wrote.
Going further that in Wisconsin, there is evidence of voting irregularity; suggesting potential tampering of the voting machines in the 2016 presidential elections, coupled with an increase in the number of absentee voters, which could be attributed to a breach of the stateâ€™s voter database.
Stein asked for a hand count of all paper ballots in Wisconsin, to this, the electronics commission said they may begin recount late next week
In a statement on Friday, administrator Michael Haas said â€œThe Commission is preparing to move forward with a state-wide recount of votes for President of the United States, as requested by these candidates,â€.
The Elections Commission said it is working towards a deadline of December 13 to complete the recount.