Jill Stein has been able to raise a great deal of money with regards to her recounts efforts. Well now Jill Stein’s recount efforts run into a massive roadblock.
A state law in Pennsylvania states that at least three voters in each precinct or election district must submit a notarized affidavit to the clerk in their election district in order to get a recount started. You may think that wouldn’t be too difficult. How many precincts could there be in Pennsylvania? In Pennsylvania, there are 9,163 precincts.
This would be an incredibly difficult task.
As Stein points out herself in a video posted on Sunday, initiating a statewide recount of Pennsylvania’s vote is “especially complicated.” Unlike Wisconsin, Stein can’t simply file a direct request for a recount, leaving just two paths for a potential statewide audit.
Stein could appeal the election results in court, but would have to present evidence that election fraud was probable in Pennsylvania. According to a spokeswoman from the Department of State, the deadline to file a lawsuit is today.
While Stein is essentially alleging that errors, tampering or hacking had occurred to affect outcomes in the three states, even computer scientists who recommended a recount to rule out tampering have gone to great lengths to make it clear there is no proof of hacking or fraud in the election results.
President-elect Donald Trump continued to slam the recount effort over the weekend, calling it a “scam” and declaring “nothing will change.” Marc Elias, general counsel for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, said the Clinton campaign agrees with the recount in “principle,” but also wrote that “we had not uncovered any actionable evidence of hacking or outside attempts to alter the voting technology.”
Jill Stein’s Recount Efforts Run Into a Massive Roadblock
Will Jill Stein be able to get over 27,000 signed affidavits submitted in order to get this monumental task completed? Good luck, Jill.