The Democratic candidate has thrown her desperate support behind the Green party’s bid to stop officials from carrying out recounts across the state by using machines.
Clinton’s attorney argued, like the Green’s candidate Jill Stein, that recounting the vote by hand is a superior way to recount votes than optical scanners, which are used in 90 per cent of counties through Wisconsin.
Attorney Joshua Kaul said Clinton “respectfully supports the issuance of an order requiring a manual recount of all ballots cast in the presidential election in Wisconsin”.
A hearing on whether the recount will be conducted by hand took place on Thursday, but authorities in Wisconsin opposed the move as they claim the count will not be finished by the December 12 deadline.
Stein’s request was denied when the Dane Country judge Valerie Bailey-Rihn said counties would have the final say on whether to count by hand or machine.
The ruling was welcomed by Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel. Stein is set to decide on Wednesday whether to appeal the ruling.
Stein is hoping for a recount in the states of Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania – all states where Clinton narrowly lost to Trump.
The Green party has raised more than £5.2million via crowdfunding to help pay for the recount across the three swing-states.
Trump has lashed out at the ruling on Twitter, stating there was “serious voter fraud in Virginia, New Hampshire and California – so why isn”t the media reporting on this? Serious bias – big problem!”
Another tweet read: “In addition to winning the Electoral College in a landslide, I won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally.”