Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker has decided to weigh in on the Hillary Clinton campaign's decision to participate in a multi-state presidential election recount.
The recount effort, which is being led by Green Party candidate Jill Stein, is taking place in three traditionally blue states that went for Republican Donald Trump on Nov. 8: Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania. The Clinton campaign announced Saturday that it intended to participate "on principle."
Walker, who is also the newly elected chairman of the Republican Governors Association, took to Twitter Monday where he addressed unsubstantiated claims that the election might have been rigged.
"We made it easy to vote, hard to cheat in WI elections. Supporters of #Recount2016 were against our Voter ID initiatives," Walker tweeted, referring to the statewide law that requires voters to show government-issued identification before casting their ballots.
We made it easy to vote, hard to cheat in WI elections. Supporters of #Recount2016 were against our Voter ID initiatives.— Governor Walker (@Governor Walker) 1480351445.0
In a separate tweet, the governor upheld his state's voting process as "fair & protected." He continued by saying the recount effort is "hard to justify" to Wisconsin taxpayers, given the significant margin by which Trump won the Badger State.
WI’s electoral process is fair & protected. Are #Recount2016 supporters really that surprised how rural Wisconsin voted?— Governor Walker (@Governor Walker) 1480353346.0
Hard to justify #Recount2016 to the taxpayers when the winner won by over 22K votes – x4 the margin of the closest WI pres. election.— Governor Walker (@Governor Walker) 1480355590.0
(H/T: The Hill)