Former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders believes that a vote recount will not be enough to reverse the results of the recent U.S. national election.
According to the senator from Vermont, even though the party requesting for a recount has the legal right to do so, this procedure will not take away Donald Trump's presidency.
Last week, Jill Stein, the independent presidential candidate from the Green Party, executed a move to push for a recount in various states including Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. As noted by Sanders, Stein and her camp have the legal right to file for a recount.
But, given the number of votes that favored Trump, neither Stein nor Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton will be able to change the outcome of the election. Even if the total number of votes from these three states favor Clinton or Stein, Trump will still emerge as the clear winner.
"No one expects there to be profound change, but there's nothing wrong with going through the process," Sanders told CNN's "State of the Union."
Despite this notion, Clinton, in her effort to take the presidential seat from Trump, has joined forces with Stein in pushing for a recount. Although her camp had already admitted that it has not seen clear evidence of vote hacking and tampering in these states, Clinton's representatives noted that the former candidate is doing whatever she can to help her party and supporters.
As noted by Reince Priebus, the former chairman of the Republican National Committee, these efforts by Clinton and the Green Party show their lack of willingness to accept incoming Trump administration's call for unity.
"It is a total and complete hypocritical joke that the group of people that thought that they were nervous about President-elect Trump not conceding are the people that are conducting recounts in states where we von by over 68,000 votes," Priebus said on "Fox News Sunday."