Palast puts it bluntly: the recounts are not about Russian hacking. The main issue are so-called spoiled ballots, or "spoilage." This occurs when computerized scanning devices mis-read ballots. This happens all the time, according to the experts.
We all need to keep close eyes on this process. I realize how tempting it is to get caught up in the Trump "transition" -- cabinet choices, policy announcements and all the other accouterments of an in-coming President. Yet there is only one problem. No one has been elected yet. Merely a technicality, you say? The forth-coming recounts may show why this matter is no mere technicality.