Jill Stein’s Recount Efforts

Jill Stein’s Recount Efforts

Nora Cooper

Jill Stein’s Recount Efforts

The Green Party’s Jill Stein has had great expansion of her efforts for recounts of the

presidential election in Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.

He funding efforts have managed to raise about 6.5 million dollars, a half a million short of their

7 million dollar goal. This funding is enough for recount efforts in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

The Wisconsin Elections Commission agreed Monday to begin a recount on Thursday, but

declined to require county officials to recount the votes by hand. The Green Party is suing the

agency, but the lawsuit could delay the recount to finish by the federal deadline.

Stein also filed a lawsuit in Pennsylvania to force a recount there and her supporters began

filing recount requests at the precinct level in Keystone State.

She plans to ask for a recount in Michigan on Wednesday.

The Clinton Campaign has supported Stein’s recount efforts, the campaign lawyer Marc Elias

saying that they wanted to see a fair process for all involved.

"Because we had not uncovered any actionable evidence of hacking or outside attempts to

alter the voting technology, we had not planned to exercise this option ourselves," Elias wrote

in a Medium post explaining the decision, "but now that a recount has been initiated in

Wisconsin, we intend to participate in order to ensure the process proceeds in a manner that is

fair to all sides."

President-elect Donald Trump has called the effort a “scam by the Green Party for an election

that has already been conceded.”