Bernie Sanders: 'Nobody Cares' About Election Recount Efforts
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said "nobody cares" about the election recount effort in Wisconsin and the resulting political fighting over it.
Green Party candidate Jill Stein's successfully crowdfunded an effort over the last few days to pay for an application for a recount in the key state.
Similar requests were expected in Michigan and Pennsylvania, with Democrats pointing to concerns about possible Russian hacking of voting systems.
In an interview on CNN (below), Sanders was asked about this tweet from President-elect Donald Trump's senior adviser Kellyanne Conway:
Look who "can't accept the election results" Hillary Clinton Supporters Call for Vote Recount in Battleground States https://t.co/D4t6HbPUXG
— Kellyanne Conway (@KellyannePolls) November 24, 2016
"Nobody cares," he responded, adding that Stein has the legal right to request a recount but that "no one expects there to be a profound change."
Sanders pointed to Republicans pursuing a recount in the North Carolina governor's race.
"That's a legal right. They do it. I don't think Hillary Clinton, who got two million more votes than Mr. Trump in the popular election, thinks that it's gonna transform the election," he said.
Sanders said he's more interested in talking about how Trump is going to address the "disappearing" middle class and income inequality. He also said he's "nervous" about whether Trump will keep his campaign promise to take on the pharmaceutical industry over drug prices.