Green Party candidate Jill Stein is raising money to demand a recount in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania.
Trump won Michigan by 10,704 votes and .2% of the vote.
Trump won Pennsylvania by 57,488 votes and .96% of the vote.
Trump won Wisconsin by 27,506 votes and .93% of the vote.
It would be nearly impossible for switch the results in any of these three states.
And, before you liberals donate, you may want to read the fine print. The money Stein raises may not go to recounts.
Before you donate to Green Party candidate Jill Stein‘s effort to demand a recount in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania, you may want to read the fine print on her website. So far, she has raised $4.8 million, but take a look at this little clause at the end of donation form:
We cannot guarantee a recount will happen in any of these states we are targeting. We can only pledge we will demand recounts in those states.
If we raise more than what’s needed, the surplus will also go toward election integrity efforts and to promote voting system reform.
And interestingly, as more donations started pouring in over the holiday, Stein moved her total fundraising goal to $7 million.
Jill Stein small print…
November 24, 2016 at 1:20PM – Then, just 12 hours later, after the cash just kept flowing in, Stein figured she needed at least another $2mm as her fundraising goal was raised to $4.5mm in total. Of course, the filing fees of $2.2mm didn’t change but the “attorney’s fees” apparently surged by about 300% and the total costs of the effort skyrocketed to $6-7mm.
So, with nearly $5mm raised so far, the question is no longer whether recounts will occur in WI, MI and PA but just how much Jill Stein will be able to drain from the pockets of disaffected Hillary supporters to fund her long-shot efforts.
All that said, here is Jill Stein admitting to CNN that she has absolutely no evidence of election hacking….even though she asks that you please keep sending your money anyway.
And another where she says she would have challenged the election result even if Hillary won…though somehow we suspect she wouldn’t have been able to raise quite so much money under that scenario.
And finally we leave you with this latest epic rant from PJW on the whole situation:
Just yesterday we noted that Jill Stein was acting on behalf of Hillary Clinton to raise money for recounts in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania. As we noted then, we continue to be astonished by the amount of money flowing into the fundraising campaign and would love to see which of Hillary’s mega donors have spent the most on the effort…somehow we suspect this isn’t just a “grassroots organizing” effort as Stein described it.
So, in less than 1 day, Jill Stein raised over $3mm, which is more than the $2mm needed to force a recount in Wisconsin. While she attributed the accomplishment to “the power of grassroots organizing,” we would tend to be a little more skeptical and would love to see exactly where those donations came from. Then again, maybe we’re wrong and there really are just that many disaffected snowflakes out there willing to blow their money on an extreme long shot.
But, today a new mystery has emerged in Stein’s fundraising efforts. Apparently, the more money she raises the more expensive the recount effort becomes. Courtesy of the Wayback Machine we have the following snapshots from her fundraising page over the past couple of days:
HAHA HA fools thats right fools now send her more $$$ lmao
Obama administration throws cold water on vote recount effort
Officials in the Obama administration threw cold water on the effort to recount votes in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania on Friday.
The effort was spearheaded by Green Party candidate Jill Stein, who echoed arguments that Russia may have hacked US voting machines to interfere with the outcome of the November 8 election.
A statement from the Obama administration cited by The New York Times acknowledged that the Kremlin likely expected the hacking of some Democratic Party entities in the run-up to Election Day to raise questions about the voting process and the legitimacy of President-elect Donald Trump’s victory.
“Nevertheless, we stand behind our election results, which accurately reflect the will of the American people,” the statement read.
Speculation that electronic voting machines could be hacked has largely been debunked, primarily because the machines are not connected to the internet.
Stein contended that this was a “hack-riddled election” that warrants a second look at the votes. Trump won by thin margins in the three states Stein aims to contest.
The Green Party sought to raise $7 million to fund the recount. Fundraising surpassed the $5 million mark on Friday. For her part, Stein only received one percent of the vote nationally.
Election officials in Wisconsin accepted a recount petition on Friday and announced that the effort was underway.
The Times notes that officials close to Democrat Hillary Clinton’s campaign wanted nothing to do with the recount effort. During a raucous election campaign in which Trump routinely trumpeted unsubstantiated claims of a “rigged” election, Clinton frequently chided that rhetoric and called on Trump to accept the eventual outcome.
Clinton conceded the election hours after it became clear that Trump would secure enough electoral votes to win the White House.
In the weeks that followed, some supporters of the recount effort have pointed to Clinton’s growing lead in the popular vote as reason to question the electoral outcome.
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