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Why would Hillary Clinton—who holds "public" and "private" positions—want to engage in something as transparent as #Recount2016? — Dr. Jill Stein (@DrJillStein) November 26, 2016
Why would Hillary Clinton—who conceded the election to Donald Trump—want #Recount2016? You cannot be on-again, off-again about democracy. — Dr. Jill Stein (@DrJillStein) November 26, 2016
Election integrity cannot be led by a party w/o integrity, just as a revolution cannot happen in a counterrevolutionary party. #Recount2016 — Dr. Jill Stein (@DrJillStein) November 26, 2016
Maybe -- just maybe -- Jill Stein really is motivated by a desire for election integrity. Maybe she believes the election really was rigged -- FOR Hillary and against HER as well as Trump and Johnson and all third-party/independent candidates. Maybe that's what she wants to prove.
originally posted by: HUMBLEONE
George Soros is putting Stein up to this...there is another thread, stating the same.
Hillary was the darling of those who really run the shots, suddenly everything turned, even the MSM. Very interesting. Probably has to do with pizza? Dunno?
originally posted by: tweetie
a reply to: Boadicea
She publicly endorsed Trump not long before election day...
...so all of this isn't making a whole lot of sense to me but perhaps I'm not seeing the obvious. I have to admit I'm perplexed.
If all of this effort has to do with election integrity and only election integrity, I hope Ms. Stein would make that very clear.
1. There is no evidence that the election results weren't reliable. As the Daily Wire has explained, there is nothing to suggest that the electronic voting machines were hacked. Donald Trump's advantage over Hillary Clinton in electronic voting was a result of demographics, not a hack, and Michigan's ballots were all paper. The entire premise for Stein's recount is false.
2. When Stein first announced her recount efforts, her goal was to reach $2.5 million. Now it's $7 million. Stein has raised $5 million since Wednesday, causing the goal to rise from $2.5 million to $4.5 million to $7 million, according to National Public Radio. What caused the sudden rise in Stein's fundraising goal?
3. Stein's legal costs suddenly surged. Per Townhall:
Why would her legal fees suddenly rise by that much over a short period of time?
4. Stein can't guarantee that the recounts will actually happen. "We cannot guarantee a recount will happen any of these states," Stein's website states. "We can only pledge we will demand recounts in those states."
That's kind of an important detail.
5. Stein's website also states that excess money will go towards "election integrity efforts."
"If we raise more than what’s needed, the surplus will also go toward election integrity efforts and to promote voting system reform," the website reads. What exactly that kind of reform will be was not specified by Stein, leaving the possibility open that the money will simply be funneled back to the Green Party.
"This is Democrat party fundraising at its best because ultimately all the Greens are are Democrats with bad personal hygiene who failed economics and history," writes RedState blogger streiff. "Stein’s fundraising appeal using a recount that is never going to happen will go down as one of the greatest bait-and-switch scams in political history."
6. It is highly unlikely that Stein would be able to pull off a recount in Pennsylvania.
And even if Stein were to clear all those hurdles by Monday, the recount still would likely fall through, and Trump would still be president:
7. Both the left and the right on Twitter are calling Stein's recount efforts a scam. Via SooperMexican:
When even Matt Yglesias is accusing Stein of running a scam, then it's probably a scam.
originally posted by: Martin75
a reply to: Boadicea
Yeah ok and I'm just to believe because she spoke out against Clinton?
Then how did she pick the states she did?
Of course she doesn't want people to think she's working with Clinton.
originally posted by: Justso
This political game is chess, remember, not checkers? George Soros backing Jill Stein is obviously a move for the future. George has positioned himself for the future with Jill. Hillary just got reality-slapped again, and again.