The campaign for Green Party candidate Jill Stein announced Wednesday that it’s gunning for a recount in three battleground states — Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania — to address concerns about the election before it is certified.
Stein and her running mate, Ajamu Baraka, initially said they hoped to raise over $2.5 million — the money needed to fund recounts in the three states — by Friday, the deadline to file in Wisconsin.
And by early Thursday, that initial goal was met: According to the campaign website, more than $2.6 million had been raised, with the goal now listed as $4.5 million.
Stein told CNN on Thursday she “absolutely” intends to file for a recount in Wisconsin.
“What I think all Americans can agree on, and what I consider worthy of working for right now, is creating a voting system that we can trust. There are glaring red flags right now about this voting system,” said Stein, who points to unsubstantiated claims that electronic voting machines might have been hacked or manipulated.
On Tuesday, New York Magazine reported that a group of computers scientists and election lawyers urged the Clinton campaign to challenge the election results in the three states Stein is now hoping to challenge, though they found no evidence or proof of tampering or hacking.
“What we are saying is not that hacking or fraud has necessarily taken place. I don’t think we have evidence of that. But I think it’s only natural and it’s good for Americans to be reassured that our votes are counted, especially after such a divisive and bitter election,” Stein said on Thursday.
Basically, during the next presidential election, when the debates come around, it’s the liberals that should be harassed into saying whether or not they will accept the outcome of the election.