Former Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein, who went after Hillary Clinton tooth and nail during the campaign, now appears to have had a change of heart.
In less than two days she raised sufficient funds to finance a recount in three battleground states — Wisconsin,
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“We are raising money to demand recounts in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania — three states where there is a significant need to recount machine-counted vote totals,” Stein said in a statement.
“After a divisive and painful presidential race, reported hacks into voter and party databases and individual email accounts are causing many Americans to wonder if our election results are reliable,” Stein said. “These concerns need to be investigated before the 2016 presidential election is certified. We deserve elections we can trust.”
The Hill reported:
Her campaign said Wednesday when it launched the fundraising page that it needed to raise “over $2 million by this Friday, 4pm central,” to ensure a recount in Wisconsin.
Filing fees in Wisconsin total $1.1 million her campaign said, with $500,000 needed for filing fees in Pennsylvania and $600,000 for fees in Michigan.
The total cost of the effort in the three states could be as high as $7 million, her campaign said, including attorney fees and recount observers.
Democrats and liberals rejoiced Stein’s effort.
— Jeanne (@SDSunchaser) November 23, 2016
Everyone thought it was Trump who was going to be the sore loser. Now Democrats and Liberals are coming out of the woodwork claiming the election was rigged.
This reversal of circumstances wasn’t lost on Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway, who observed, “Look who ‘can’t accept the election results.’”
It also wasn’t lost on social media, where tweeps observed that the “tiny 50,000 vote shift” Clinton needed was hardly “tiny.”
Have fun storming the castle. Also, LOL at a 50,000 vote shift as being “tiny” as opposed to “insuperably enormous.” https://t.co/1Z6PCij58M
— Jeff B/DDHQ (@EsotericCD) November 23, 2016
@EsotericCD Most recounts are contested when they’re in triple or quadruple digits (or under 20,000). Not 50,000…
— Donald Hagenwald (@DJH_2036) November 23, 2016
— wbmjerky (@wbmjerky) November 23, 2016
Given Stein’s rhetoric directed at Clinton during the campaign, some wondered why she would call for a recount — especially after Clinton conceded the election and declared Trump the winner.
Stein voiced her concerns that Clinton is much more “dangerous” than Trump.
— 4Γruth.Λnd.Яeasoи (@4TruthAndReason) November 23, 2016
Then a lightbulb snapped on.
— EL30 (@americanpio) November 23, 2016
@EsotericCD make Hillary do her own dirty work
— Chief (@Savy_fan) November 23, 2016
Another observed the true “tiny” margin that Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte lost her seat by — and she didn’t challenge the results.
— Luis Segarra (@Segarra_Luis) November 23, 2016
Still another speculated how long the Democrats could keep this nonsense up.
@EsotericCD This is gonna be a long 4 years
— Cheesetrader (@cheesetrader1) November 23, 2016
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