Far-left 2016 Green Party candidate Jill Stein has taken up the cause of getting a vote recount for the 2016 United States presidential election in the states of Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.
Ms. Stein put out the call for funds on November 23. The amount needed to get the recount was $2 million, which was quickly raised. Additional fees, for the cost of recount observations and attorney fees, will be approximately $6-7 million, for which she has requested contributions via her 2016 campaign website.
Ms. Stein stated on her website that the vote recount in the three states was “an effort to ensure the integrity of our elections,’ and that experts had ‘independently identified Michigan, Pennsylvania as states where “statistical anomalies” raised concerns.’
The ‘statistical anomalies’ Stein referred to are allegations of possible hacking of voting machines in the three states in question from a group of voting rights activists and cyber buffs. This group’s investigation determined that polling places that had voters vote directly into computerized voting machines had a statistically smaller-than-expected number of votes than voting places that utilized paper ballots.
The team of voting rights activists took a sampling of Wisconsin polling places. At the time of their initial findings they had not yet actually sampled polling places in Michigan or Pennsylvania, instead simply asserting that these were two closely contested states where hacking could have occurred.
One of the experts on the group looking into possible voting machine hacks is J. Alex Halderman, a professor of computer science at the University of Michigan. Halderman stated, in an article for the website Medium, that Donald Trump’s victories were probably not the result of computer hacks, and more likely the result of pre-election polling being ‘systematically wrong.’
One of the great ironies on the 2016 election is that Hillary Clinton and her supporters expressed grave concern as to whether Trump and his supporters would respect the results of the election. In the weeks since then, the nation has seen extensive protests (often violent), a strange insistence that Clinton was the real winner because of a higher national popular vote total, and now this latest longshot attempt to derail the democratically-reached results.
The hypocrisy of the left truly knows no bounds.