from Nate Silver on Jill Stein "recounts," which he says are really audits
Ultimately, though, I’m in the information business. An audit very probably won’t detect a conspiracy, but it will reveal information about our voting systems. FiveThirtyEight and most other American news organizations are founded on the premise that more information is better, even if it risks being misinterpreted. I’ve never questioned that premise more than I have over the course of this election. But over the next four years, we’re all going to have get used to an environment in which nuggets of insight come buried in mounds of misinformation. An audit is as good a place as any to start.