GOP files complaint alleging Clinton, Stein coordinated in Wisconsin recount

MADISON -- The Republican Party of Wisconsin has filed a federal complaint alleging that the campaigns of Jill Stein and Hillary Clinton are illegally coordinating to force a recount of the presidential race in Wisconsin.

Stein, the Green Party’s presidential candidate, has paid the required $3.5 million to trigger a recount, even though she received just 1 percent of the nearly 3 million votes cast in the presidential race in Wisconsin.

President-elect Donald Trump defeated Clinton by 22,177 votes in Wisconsin, and the Wisconsin GOP alleges in its complaint filed with the Federal Election Commission that Clinton wants the recount most.

Donald Trump/Hillary Clinton

Donald Trump/Hillary Clinton

“Any reasonable person can see that Ms. Stein has no way of improving her fourth place finish and clearly does not stand to benefit from the recount process moving forward, despite the substantial outlay of at least $3.5 million in order to conduct,” wrote Mark Morgan, executive director of the Republican Party of Wisconsin. “Clinton stands as the only actor that would benefit from a recount taking place in Wisconsin or elsewhere.”

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 12: Green party nominee Jill Stein speaks to members of the press before the start of a campaign rally at the Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture on October 12, 2016 in New York City. Jill Stein and her running mate Ajamu Baraka are campaigning in New York. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 12: Green party nominee Jill Stein speaks to members of the press before the start of a campaign rally at the Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture on October 12, 2016 in New York City. Jill Stein and her running mate Ajamu Baraka are campaigning in New York. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

David Cobb, Stein’s campaign manager, rebuffed the GOP’s claim that Stein is coordinating with any other campaign on the recount effort.

“Any allegations to the contrary are fabrications,” Cobb said in an emailed statement. The FEC complaint is nothing but a PR stunt to push a false narrative that will ultimately have no impact on the recount in Wisconsin.”

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17 comments

    • Chris

      The GOP isn’t worried it is obvious what is going on. This is clearly the democrats working with Stein. New Hampshire is the closest state separated by less than 3000 votes. Oh yeah Clinton won so they don’t want a recount their.

      • Sam Everest

        Reading is fundamental snowflake. Go back and try again. The GOP is not trying to stop the recount. They would have to go to court for that. They are telling the Federal Elections Commission that Jill Stein is raising money under false pretenses and that Clinton is colluding. This is a way to prove, once and for all, that Clinton is behind this (as well as the DNC). The libs are about to get a shitload of blowback for this and Jill could be charged with putative and criminal charges. It is a smart move. When Trump is sworn in, if the current FEC does not do its job, Trump will assure people are put in place who will. Clinton really screwed up here and she and Jill are going to pay the price.

      • Victor Reeves

        how stupid could u get the dnc wants to know how they lost with all the box stuffing cheating they did

    • howdoilovethee

      They don’t have enough time to reinstall their malware on the voting machines. They’re worried we’ll see the audited vote totals and figure out what’s really going on. The Orange One is frightened.

      • Chrisco

        They physical have to take the machine a part to do that. They are not hooked up to the internet. That can not be done using a power cord. You can use a laser to trick the optical scanner but you need to get inside of the machine. Nothing can be hacked without taking the machine a part. How do those tears of defeat taste? I bet they are very very sweet.

  • wheresthebeef

    What’s the GOP so afraid of? They should be welcoming a recount. After all, it’s not costing them any money. But soon Lord Cheeto will have a twitter tantrum to distract attention from this. What is he trying to hide this time??

  • Liberal Hypocrisy

    To all the Leftists, Liberal Hypocrisy is the issue. That’s it!! The largest change in totals in the history of this country in a recount is about 1200 votes. Your hypocrisy and your perpetual attempts at chaos as a matter of policy is what the country is sick of.

    • Sam Everest

      Another snowflake. WI, like MI is going to have to pay more than they are being paid. Poor MI taxpayers are going to have to poney up 4-12 million dollars, far less than they are being paid. And with Clinton now tied to the effort, this is going to destroy the Democrats, which is many of them are trying like hell to distance themselves from this, as well as the Green Party itself, including Jill’s running mate. If you were more widely read and had a shred of intelligence you would realize that the GOP is going to take advantage of this and tie the Democrat party to this – all is fair in love and war – by association with Clinton and the DNC head in MI heading the recount. This is really going to cost the libs. MI, WI, and PI are going red for a very long time and a number of other state’s independents are going to be really pissed about this. The results won’t change by much, but screwing around with peoples lives and money does not win anyone over except diehard idiots like yourself.