We thought it was time to update this. The Stein-Baraka campaign has raised over $1,300,000. They need $2.5 million to challenge all three states.
Nov 23, 2016 (San Diego) If you thought this election season could get any weirder, it just has crossed into the twilight zone. Yesterday a New York publication reporting the following:
Hillary Clinton is being urged by a group of prominent computer scientists and election lawyers to call for a recount in three swing states won by Donald Trump, New York has learned. The group, which includes voting-rights attorney John Bonifaz and J. Alex Halderman, the director of the University of Michigan Center for Computer Security and Society, believes they’ve found persuasive evidence that results in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania may have been manipulated or hacked. The group is so far not speaking on the record about their findings and is focused on lobbying the Clinton team in private.
The deadline in Wisc0nsin, one of the three states, is Friday. The other two are Michigan (not yet decided) and Pensilvannia. So who has jumped into the breach? Not the Democratic Party, who would directly benefit if these three states end up in the democratic column, leading to a Hillary Clinton White House. Like 2004 Democrats are going silent.
Instead, Dr. Jill Stein of the Green Party has filed. This was broken by Greg Palast, who posted on Facebook what follows:
Jill Stein just called to say that I am the first one to be informed that the Green Party is formally petitioning for a recount in 3 states: Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania. Trump’s margin is less than 11,600 in Michigan, 27,200 in Wisconsin, and 68,000 in Pennsylvania. If just a few thousand votes are found in Wisconsin and Michigan, Hillary Clinton becomes president by 276 electoral votes verses 264 for Trump
Stein told me, “We’re filing in Wisconsin Friday because the votes were cast on proven hack-prone machines. This has been a hack-ridden election.” She said that it will be most difficult to recount the machines in Pennsylvania. When asked why the democrats are not bringing this action, Stein told this reporter that, “Democrats do not act to protect the vote even when there is dramatic evidence” of tampering.
She has legal standing since she is a candidate in those three states. ABC News and The Hill also picked up the story. The machines in some of these states are so vulnerable that they would not be used in California. There were reports of machines flipping votes as well, and while anecdotal, these are serious claims.
Who is representing Stein? The same people who first contacted the Clinton campaign. We can only surmise that the interest of Doctor Stein is not the presidency, but clean elections. The irony of who is filing is there. This is the same person that democratic hyper-partisans rushed to condemn on election night.
Editor’s note, this has also been picked up by The Guardian.
We are updating this with a link to the donation page since the party will need about $2 million dollars for the Wisconsin challenge alone. The Green Party has been at the forefront of election integrity.
If you are curious, this article we ran earlier has a history of this, including black box voting