WI recount funded: Jill Stein’s website shows more than $4M raised for presidential recounts in 3 states

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A top aide to President-elect Donald Trump mocked Hillary Clinton supporters Thursday, November 24th for “not accepting the presidential election results.”

“Look who ‘can’t accept the election results’ — Hillary Clinton Supporters Call for Vote Recount in Battleground States,” Kellyanne Conway tweeted while linking to a New York Times story about the call for a recount.

Conway’s turn-the-tables dig came after President-elect Trump himself had warned during the campaign that he might not accept the outcome if Clinton won.

Clinton won 2 million more votes than President-elect Trump and some academic and voting experts have suggested that the election results in three key states should be challenged because of possible irregularities in voting patterns that they say could be the result of hacking.

The Clinton campaign has not called for a recount, nor has the Democratic National Committee. And no hard evidence of hacking has been brought forward.

Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein and others are seeking an audit and recount of the results in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. The voting experts have reportedly alerted Clinton’s camp of the possibility of hacks in key counties in those states.

The Stein campaign has raised more than $4 million to pay for the recounts — with a goal of $4.5 million.

The following message was posted on 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.

Stein, who does not stand to win anything if the results are changed, said her effort is “not intended to help Clinton. “These recounts are part of an election integrity movement to attempt to shine a light on just how untrustworthy the U.S. election system is,” she said on her website.

President-elect Trump was repeatedly criticized before the election for warning that the outcome could be “rigged” and refusing to say if he would accept the results if Clinton won.

“I would like to promise and pledge to all of my voters and supporters and to all of the people of the United States that I will totally accept the results of this great and historic presidential election — if I win,” President-elect Trump to supporters at a Ohio rally in October.


  • wheresthebeef

    Trump should welcome a recount – if it proves he indeed received more votes, he can use that to his advantage. And if he didn’t, he can use that knowledge to again whine that everyone is against him. Maybe then he will take his bat & ball and GO HOME!

    • Darryl

      I think there will be even less votes for HRC. I’m certain if there was any fraud at all, it was on the part of the Clinton campaign. Let the re count begin!

  • hocuspocus13

    3-4 million “non citizens” voted in the 2016 Presidential election is currently under investigation

    Who do you think they voted for?

  • Mike

    Michigan is a paper ballot state. How do you hack a paper ballot? The Russians must have backmailed 2.5 million Michigan residents. Using Jill Stein as a proxy for this recount scheme is a cute but lazy way for Mrs. Clinton to stay relevant for a few more weeks, and Washington D.C. doesn’t undersatnd why average people hate politics.

  • Hap Daugherty

    She had better think twice about wasting millions on a rather stupid recount,her face will not be welcomed in many many WI business places after she finds out that WI voted absolutely voted for Trump.But if thats the way she wants to live her life,so be it.

  • Huh !

    I’d like to know where the money came from ??? I doubt it was from ordinary citizens… maybe Soros or Clinton Foundation front businesses ???

    • None of your business

      Jill Stein of the greenparty raised $4Million for the recount. The Clinton campaign has remained silent. Maybe google search a bit before making assumptions.

      • All of My Business

        Think you missed the point. Take your own advice and Google it and you might just somehow figure out what the post you responded to actually was talking about. Brilliant absolutely brilliant there, light bulb.

  • wheresthebeef

    Donnie should welcome a recount. He doesn’t want the job anyway, now that he sees the amount of work that’s required. This would give him a way out, while also saving face (he can whine and blame it on everyone else.) It’s a win-win for him!

  • Hap

    Look whos advising her,computer,so called scientists.More like wanna be nerds who have trouble spelling their own name and now cant find a job working for someone who really needs to know something.

  • Cynthia Strahn-Durant

    Michigan already went to Trump in the recount by over 10,000 votes. The whole thing is ridiculous. If they try to force Trump out, he should insist on a recount of California’s ballots that will reveal about three million votes cast by illegal immigrants and dead people…another couple of voter fraud organizations have been exposing that to show that Clinton didn’t even win the popular vote. I heard some people say it’s alright for illegal immigrants to vote in California. They can vote at the local level, if the state allows it, but not at the federal level (i.e. The presidential election). Hillary supporters are just suffering through stage four of the grieving process; bargaining. I hate to break it to them though, the next stage is depression LOL.

  • Sandor

    Who is funding this recount? It gets 160k per hour consistently like it was from a bot. George Soros? Clinton foundation? Hmmm….

  • kamta

    the recount is off bad losers and they already planned this from the beginning. AMERICA should show good example.

  • Janet Bornhoeft

    Have the republican pundits stress that if Stein is really only interested in a bipartisan , she would have recounted some states that Hillary won closely…like New Hampshire.

  • Jane P. Sorenson

    Just wanted to mention the hypocrisy (In my opinion) of “costing/spending millions” of dollars on voter recounts in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania that could have been used to feed & clothe children and people that are in need instead. What a “blatant waste of money” My question that I ask is: Who are the people who “truly funded” such an act?

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