So, noted Donald Trump activist Jill Stein is pushing this recount nonsense, and Clinton isn't going to stand in her way, even if most Democratic pols aren't really going to push hard. As I've said before, they know that this is a pointless endeavor. Does Stein have buyer's remorse, or is she just as much of a fucking moron as she seems at face value? Hard to tell, but for today, let's talk about technophobia.
Can computers be hacked? Yes. Computer scientists like to freak the fuck out about computerized voting. Why? Because they know how to do the hacking.
News flash: any election can be hacked. The question-- the real question-- is which type of election is easiest to hack. We have a grand tradition in this country that includes stuffing ballot boxes the old-fashioned way, going back centuries. We have done our best to make that as difficult as possible, and we have little evidence of anything like that in recent elections. Why don't computer scientists freak the fuck out about those methods? Because they don't think about them, and computers are scaaaaaary.
Any conspiracy theory about hacking elections through computerized voting systems has to address the question of how it was done, given that the machines are off-line. From a practical standpoint, is that really how someone would go about fixing an election? No.
It's just what computer scientists fear because it's what they know.
And it's what the public fears because it's what they don't know.