Academics and activists worry about foreign intervention in battleground states; Trump to scrap Nasa’s climate change research; NFL kickers battle the yips

A number of academics and activists are calling on Hillary Clinton to call for a recount of the electoral votes in key battleground states following her failed bid for the presidency, citing the possibility of foreign intervention. One group will deliver an 18-page report to congressional committee chairs and federal authorities early next week on the results in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Michigan. There has been speculation around Wisconsin where counties with electronic voting delivered Trump much higher margins. However, pollsters such as Nate Silver have dismissed doubt about the integrity of the result. Nonetheless, dozens of academics specializing in cybersecurity, defense and elections signed a letter stating they were concerned about foreign intervention.

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