Jill Stein is marching full steam ahead with her call for a recount in three key states in the 2016 election even though she admitted there is “no smoking gun” to point to the vote totals being incorrect.
“Do you think this election was stolen?” CNN’s John Berman asked Stein on “New Day” Friday.
“Um, we don’t know,” she admitted.
“I think the forensic computer experts have raised serious questions. What we do know is that this was a hack-riddled election. We saw hacks into voter databases, into party databases, into individual email accounts,” she said, sounding more and more like she is about to be fitted for a tinfoil hat.
“We know that there were attempts made broadly on state voter databases, and we know that we have an election system that relies on computerized electronic equipment which is wide open to hacks, which has very primitive security from, in many cases, a decade or more ago, and staff that’s really not trained in security,” she said.
The former Green Party candidate for president was likely referring to a New York Magazine article, that has been widely debunked, which claimed that voting results might have been hacked in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania.
“Americans deserve to have confidence in our vote.,” she said but when Berman asked her if she had any evidence she replied, “No.We do not have a smoking gun.”
Stein has insisted that she is not looking to swing the election to one candidate over another and only wants to be certain the votes were legitimate.
But then why is Stein not requesting recounts in states Hillary Clinton won by smaller margins than Donald Trump won Michigan, which was finally called for Trump on Friday, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin?
Trump won Pennsylvania by near 78,000 votes, Michigan by about 10,000 votes and Wisconsin by around 27,000 votes.
By contrast Clinton won New Hampshire by a razor-thin margin of less than 3,000 votes, Nevada by about 26,000 votes and Minnesota by less than 44,000 votes.
Why is Stein not interested in recounting those states?
It’s merely another tactic by the left to undermine the election of Trump.
The director of Michigan’s Bureau of Elections, Chris Thomas, said his state does not use the electronic voting machines that were cited in the New York Magazine report.
“We are an entire paper and optical scan state,” he told the Detroit Free Press. “Nothing is connected to the Internet.”
And it’s not as easy as demanding a recount and getting one.
“Really, evidence needs to come forward showing that has occurred,” Thomas told the Detroit News. “Then actions could be considered at that point. But to date, there’s been no evidence. It’s just conjecture, and I don’t think that serves anyone’s good purpose.”
The left tried riots, they tried threatening electors and now that those failed they are trying a recount.
Anything not to deal with the reality that Trump is going to be the President of the United States on January 20, 2017.
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