The left-wing politicians went on to back the President-elect’s fears the presidential race is just a “scam” advanced by Jill Stein, the leader of the US Green Party.
Joe Trippi a Democrat strategist who served as former Vermont Governor Howard Dean”s campaign manager in 2004, said Stein is using it as a way to “stay relevant”.
He said: “It’s a waste of time and money. It is not going to change anything.
“I think it probably was the Stein people looking for a way to stay relevant, raise some money and take the stink off of them.
“Instead of everybody screaming, ‘You made Trump happen’, she is counting the votes to change that whole narrative.”
Mr Trippi’s remarks surfaced around the same time Clinton’s Democrat campaign team said they will support the Green Party’s push for a recount.
Stein, who has raised more than $6million to fund potential recounts in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania, quickly slapped down their remarks and instead, called the recount a “worthwhile exercise”.
Speaking to CBS News, she said: “We need to change our voting system. We need to implement these safeguards so that we are not asking the question after the fact.”
A few days ago, the billionaire turned politician said – in a series of tweets – the recounts will be a ‘sad waste of time’.
The last of his seven-tweet-rant said: “So much time and money will be spent – same result! Sad.”
In a separate statement, the President-elect championed Clinton’s call for the nation to “look to the future”, after she conceded her defeat on election night, adding: “the election is over”.
J Alex Halderman, a professor of computer science of the University of Michigan, has been one of the leading voices claiming that there is sufficient evidence of fraud to justify a recount.
He said: “America’s voting machines have serious cybersecurity problems.”
Other experts have said there is not enough compound evidence to suggest hacking or deliberate interference.
A survey published by the Washington Post and ABC News suggests most of the American public accepts the vote results.
But 18 per cent said they did not believe Trump was the legitimate winner.