Jill Stein announces Wisconsin presidential election recount funded; now fundraising for MI, PA

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A recount of the November 8th presidential election results is more likely to happen in Wisconsin — after Green Party candidate Jill Stein announced enough money has been raised to fund a recount in Wisconsin ahead of a Friday, November 25th deadline.

The below message was posted to Stein’s website Thursday:

Because of you, the first recount is funded. We have two more to go!

Congratulations on meeting the recount costs for Wisconsin! Raising money to pay for the first round so quickly is a miraculous feat and a tribute to the power of grassroots organizing.

Now that we have completed funding Wisconsin’s recount (which is due on Friday), we have begun to tackle the funding for Pennsylvania’s recount (due Monday). Then we will focus on raising funds for Michigan’s recount (due Wednesday). The breakdown of these costs is described below.

On November 23, the Stein/Baraka Green Party Campaign launched an effort to ensure the integrity of our elections. With your help, we are raising money to demand recounts in these three states where the data suggests a significant need to verify machine-counted vote totals.

In true grassroots fashion, we’re turning to you, the people, and not big-money corporate donors to make this happen.

Jill Stein

Officials with the Wisconsin Election Commission said Wednesday they expect Stein and the Green Party to file a petition Friday, November 25th for a recount — and clerks across the state were being notified.

Stein and others are seeking an audit and recount of the voting results in Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania following reports that voting security experts alerted Hillary Clinton’s campaign to the possibility of hacks in key counties in those states.

Stein launched her effort after computer scientists reportedly told Clinton campaign officials that the election may have indeed been rigged — in President-elect Trump’s favor.

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)

The group of voting scientists — including University of Michigan’s J. Alex Halderman and voting rights activist John Bonifaz — alerted the campaign that Clinton’s tallies fell 7% shy of expectations in counties that used electronic voting machines.

To give you an idea of how the recounts COULD change the election — here’s the Electoral College as it stands:

The magic number is 270.

President-elect Donald Trump has 290 votes.

Hillary Clinton has 232 votes

Michigan remains too close to call.

Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton

Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton

“I`m thankful on Thanksgiving that this happening because this is what democracy looks like. This is us finding out and knowing we can trust our vote. I don’t know what the result will be. I’m more interested in election integrity,” Holly Mosher, who is in support of a recount said Thursday.

“I just think it’s a lot of wasted motion and energy,” Van Mobley, who is against a recount said.

Mobley, the Thiensville village president was an early supporter of President-elect Donald Trump. He said even after an error in Outagamie County, Mr. Trump’s margin of 22,000 votes in Wisconsin will hold — adding that a recount will keep his clerks from the jobs they’d normally be doing this time of year.

“We only have three people in the office. One of things we have, for example — there`s always development proposals and projects that we work on,” Mobley said.

Pushing for presidential recount outside City Hall in Milwaukee

Officials with the Wisconsin Elections Commission have notified all 72 county clerks to prepare for a recount.

Mosher said she’s already looking ahead to the next step.

“Now we need observers. We need 1,000 people in Wisconsin,” Mosher said.

Pushing for presidential recount outside City Hall in Milwaukee

The Stein campaign is now asking for donations to cover recount costs in Michigan and Pennsylvania.

The last statewide recount in Wisconsin was in 2011 for the Prosser-Kloppenburg Supreme Court race.

Pushing for presidential recount outside City Hall in Milwaukee

12 comments

  • Click here

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    • Liberal Hypocrisy

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  • traditionalwitchinma

    Good to know where Jill Stein’s mind is during a time of year that is most depressing for the poverty stricken in need of toys for their children, money and food. Obvious sarcasm, as her mind is on anything but this. I hope she goes down in history as the one who raised millions of dollars for shenanigans, while most others out there are working hard in many ways to raise that kind of money for the poor during the holidays.

  • Jeffrey Ruzicka

    There is no national popular vote as it’s called. There never has been one. No candidate tries to win it. No candidate invest money with a strategy to win it. This is like complaining that the candidate with the bigger house in a house contest won because your candidate has a bigger car when the contest is about the house. If it was about the car then Mr. Trump would have tried to drive a bigger car. Also, does Jill Stein have legal standing? It doesn’t affect her election.

    • TJ

      Trump won by 100K+ votes, if it were a few thousand we would get it but no, thats not the case. Now the door is open for corruption and as soon as this is shut down the better.

  • Jeffrey Ruzicka

    The “fraud” is not true. It is only an invented supposition which is not even admissible in court. It is a coat hanger hanging in midair to hang a coat.This is being a sore loser. This is why Trump said the election is rigged. Good luck. You need to stuff a lot of ballot boxes to overcome this kind of lead, and then the Republican Congress will reject the new electors. The Republican Congress knows who butters their bread because in a recount with the vote totals like this the Democrats need fraud to win. The uproar would be huge and those Republicans want to be reelected. They don’t care about liberals baby-whiners. (play on the word baby-boomer) You additionally need to beat the federal deadline. How does Jill Stein have standing anyway; she lost each state election by millions of votes. As a p.s. There is no national popular vote. Never has been. It is an urban legend. No candidate even tries to win it. Also, Mrs. Clinton didn’t win the “popular vote.” She did not get 50% plus one. The best she is entitled to is a run-off election.

  • Jeffrey Ruzicka

    People like this nut and the democratic establishment backing her is why Trump said the system is rigged, liberals. And he will be President no matter what the baby-whiner generation thinks.

  • Rita Portman Schineis

    If you are so effing concerned about every vote counting, then count every effing vote! Go state by state and count those absentee ballots that weren’t counted because of state laws! MAKE EVERY COUNT VOTE! You can’t have it both ways.

    • Paul

      Does that mean those who voted multiple times, those that lied where they lived and those votes cast by dead people should also count?

  • James

    You cant engage the software on voting machines to recount the votes, any software expert will tell you this is not ethical, once submittee at the proper time when the that machine is done, its over. The computer submitted the count, game over.

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