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Bernie Sanders said there's 'nothing wrong' with a recount. Donald Trump disagreed.

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As the Hillary Clinton campaign announced it would back an electoral recount in Wisconsin launched by the Green Party, Sen. Bernie Sanders insisted those backing a recount "have the right" while President-elect Donald Trump went on a tweetstorm using Clinton's own words on Sunday.

Trump drew criticism on the campaign trail for saying he would accept the election results "if I win." When asked if would accept results, he replied, "I will keep you in suspense." 

Bernie Sanders said there's 'nothing wrong' with a recount. Donald Trump disagreed.

WATCH | Here's what Sanders told CNN during an interview on Sunday morning. He said while the recount was legal, he did not expect it to change the election results, despite news that Clinton's lead in the popular vote now exceeds 2 million. He also supported changing the electoral college.

Here's Trump's long tweetstorm on the topic of recounts. (There's a prelude here.)

Even Jill Stein questioned Clinton's motives.

She had been a vocal critic of Trump suggesting he may not accept the election.

The states involved

The recount focuses on Wisconsin, a tightly contested state. The combined margin of victory for Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, all of which Trump won, was roughly 107,000 votes, according to Clinton campaign lawyer Marc Elias

Elias said the campaign had not seen any evidence of tampering with the results, but Clinton officials had investigated that possibility since Election Day.

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