Fresh off receiving a grand total of zero Electoral College votes, Green Party nominee Jill Stein started a recount fundraising drive even though there was no guarantee a recount would take place, nor is there any chance the recount would actually change the results of the election, nor is there any guarantee the money donated will even go the a recount.
We cannot guarantee a recount will happen in any of these states we are targeting. We can only pledge we will demand recounts in those states.
If we raise more than what’s needed, the surplus will also go toward election integrity efforts and to promote voting system reform.
On the first day of the Jill Stein spawned vote recount in Wisconsin, the gap between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump narrowed by 1 whole vote.
The first day’s results suggest that Stein’s efforts, which came with a hefty price of almost $3.5 million, will show a final vote tally very close to the original one.
Wire transfer of $3,499,689 from @DrJillStein has arrived at Wisconsin Elections Commission.
— Wisconsin Elections (@WI_Elections) November 29, 2016
When putting all the results together, that means the first day of the recount narrowed the gap between Clinton and Trump by just a single vote.
Trump defeated Clinton in the state of Wisconsin by over 22,000 votes or about 1% of the total vote.
Stein filed for a Wisconsin recount after suggesting that fraud or technological glitches may have swayed the results but has admitted that there is no evidence of voter fraud.
After initially claiming to need $2.5 million for the effort, she then upped the goal to $7 million and has currently nearly $6.5 million. While it’s impressive how much money she’s raised in a relatively short time, it’s even more impressive (or comical) considering that her entire campaign only raised $3.5 million.
Now, this whole thing reeks of a money raising scam at the expense of gullible snowflakes upset about the election . There’s zero evidence that hacking took place during the election, and it certainly didn’t happen in Michigan, a state that only uses paper ballots. The election happened on November 8, and the result isn’t going to change. People need to get that through their heads.