Green Party candidate Jill Stein questionably raised millions of dollars toward recounts in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Michigan, yet despite getting her way for the expensive waste of time in Wisconsin, Stein still wasn’t happy. Apparently it isn’t enough that they recount the votes — they have to do so by hand or incur the wrath of
Hillary Clinton Stein.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported:
The Wisconsin Elections Commission agreed Monday to begin a recount of the presidential election on Thursday but was sued by Green Party candidate Jill Stein after the agency declined to require county officials to recount the votes by hand.
It will be a race to finish the recount in time to meet a daunting federal deadline, and the lawsuit could delay the process. Under state law, the recount must begin this week as long as Stein or another candidate pays the $3.5 million estimated cost of the recount by Tuesday, election officials said.
Also Monday, Stein filed a lawsuit in Pennsylvania to force a recount there and her supporters began filing recount requests at the precinct level in the Keystone State. Stein — who received just a tiny piece of the national vote — also plans to ask for a recount in Michigan on Wednesday.
Unless Stein wins her lawsuit in Dane County Circuit Court, officials in each of Wisconsin’s 72 counties would decide on their own whether to do their recounts of the 2.98 million statewide votes by machine or by hand, with dozens of counties expected to hand count the paper ballots.
Neil Albrecht, executive director of the Milwaukee Election Commission, said it took nearly a month to complete the recount in the April 2011 Wisconsin Supreme Court race between Justice David Prosser and JoAnne Kloppenburg. The city will now have about two weeks to recount more than twice as many ballots — a challenge that will play out across the state.
Hillary Clinton’s campaign has come out in support of the recount even though they admitted it is unlikely to change the results of the election.
In response to the recount farce, President-elect Donald Trump released a statement: “This is a scam by the Green Party and Jill Stein for an election that has already been conceded. The result of this election should be respected instead of being challenged and abused.”
This whole farce is just that, a farce. Most votes in Wisconsin were cast via paper ballots fed into optical scanners, and even for the small amount of touchscreen, computer-based votes, the systems are not connected to the internet.
Stein’s involvement, effectively as a patsy for the Clinton campaign, is absurd on its face, but for the Clinton campaign itself to back the efforts is even more laughably hypocritical.
Clinton and the Left famously called Trump out on the campaign trail for potentially refusing to accept the results of the election if something was amiss, yet here we are…
According to Clinton, the thought that Trump wouldn’t accept the results was “horrifying” and a “threat to our democracy.”
It certainly is egregious to waste an enormous amount of time and money on a baseless recount that is extremely unlikely to change the results of the election — especially given that Stein, who ripped Clinton on the campaign trail for her likelihood to plunge us into WWIII, seems to have no interest in states that Trump lost…
“We must recount the votes so we can build trust in our election system,” Stein claimed in a written statement.
If this is about the integrity of the election and not necessarily the outcome, shouldn’t those states that Clinton won, especially in close numbers, be questioned as well? In fact, shouldn’t we just throw a bunch of money in the air and recount every state for no reason?
Sure, that makes as much sense as crippling our economy based on the junk science that is man-made climate change…
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