As Twitchy reported Tuesday night, Paul Krugman and others were buzzing over a piece in New York magazine about a group of computer scientists and lawyers urging Hillary Clinton to contest the election results in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania.

The vote in those close contests showed signs of hacking, they claim. That theory was pretty quickly debunked, though. “It’s hard to stress how weak this is,” wrote the New York Times’ Nick Cohn after a quick review of the data.

Still, the prediction was that the article would blossom online into a widespread call for a recount, and it didn’t take long for that prediction to come true. CNN ran a segment during “The Lead” Wednesday afternoon.

What? Disgruntled Democrats? What’s he talking about? These are computer scientists, not conspiracy theorists. Oh, and lawyers. Scientists and voting rights lawyers.