Jill Stein’s recount travesty is more unpopular than even she is!
The recount in the battleground state of Michigan could cost taxpayers $12 million, according to Michigan Republican Party leaders.
Stein dismissed that outrageous–and unnecessary–tax bill with a cavalier “You know, democracy is not free.”
Democracy has already been achieved in Michigan, and Donald Trump won!
Trump slammed the recount effort, calling it a “scam” that will allow Stein “to fill her coffers with money, most of which she will never even spend on this ridiculous recount.”
At first, the Stein campaign said it needed $2.5 million to fund the three-state recount. Then it was $4.5 million. Then it was $7 million. Now it’s $9.5 million.
In the last week, Stein has raised almost twice what she raised during the entire 2016 campaign.
Even her running mate, Ajamu Baraka, is opposed to the recount. He said he told Stein it was a “potentially dangerous move,” and added, “It would be seen as carrying the water for the Democrats. The recount effort has resulted in serious questions regarding the motivations of the recount that threatens to damage the standing and reputation of the Green party, its supporters and activists.”
Hillary Clinton is supporting the effort even though she said she was “horrified” that Trump wouldn’t rule out challenging the election results.
The real goal of the Democrat’s role in the recount is to delegitimize Trump’s victory and fan the flames of discontent, said an insider.
The Clinton campaign is seeking volunteers to help in the recounts. Signup forms on HillaryClinton.com ask for volunteers in Michigan and Wisconsin. A lawyer for the Clinton campaign said last week they would join the recount effort.
A recount could begin as soon as Friday, Dec. 2, according to the Detroit Free Press, with a completion date of Dec. 10.
Trump’s win nationally was decided by just over 100,000 people in three states. He won Wisconsin by 22,000 votes (a margin of 0.8 percent), Michigan by 11,000 votes (0.2 percent) and Pennsylvania by 71,000 votes (1.2 percent).
For Hillary Clinton to be declared the winner would require an unprecedented swing of more than 100,000 votes across all three states. The result of an American presidential election has never been reversed by a recount.
In Michigan, Stein received a mere 1.1 percent of the vote, while Trump got 47.5 percent to Clinton’s 47.27 percent.
“Jill Stein made her 1 percent temper tantrum official and will waste millions of Michigan taxpayers’ dollars, and has acknowledged that the recount will not change anything regarding the presidential election,” said Michigan Republican Party Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel.
Even Stein says the recounts are unlikely to overturn the result. “These recounts are part of an election integrity movement to attempt to shine a light on just how untrustworthy the US election system is,” she wrote on her website.
Her own Green Party is rebelling against the recount because Stein is only focusing on states Hillary Clinton lost.
Green Party Senate Candidate Margaret Flowers, who is leading the mutiny, said, “While we support electoral reforms, including how the vote is counted, we do not support the current recount being undertaken by Jill Stein.”
Trump’s lawyers chimed in with: “Despite being just a blip on the electoral radar, Stein has now commandeered Michigan’s electoral process. Michigan should not grant this lawless, insulting request, and its voters should not risk having the Electoral College door knocked off its hinges, all because a 1-percent candidate is dissatisfied with the election’s outcome.”
They added that Stein is not even entitled to a recount as her election results indicated she was not “aggrieved” by any alleged fraud or misconduct.