Jill Stein Files For Recount In Wisconsin
Dr. Jill Stein, the Green Party candidate for president, has filed for a vote recount in Wisconsin. Stein wants an investigation into allegations of Russian hacking, and easily met fundraising goals for the cause online.
As of Saturday, Stein had raised over $5.5 million of the $7 million target. The Wisconsin Elections Commission said it is working under a Dec. 13 deadline to finish the recount.
“We have assembled an internal team to direct the recount, we have been in close consultation with our county clerk partners, and have arranged for legal representation by the Wisconsin Department of Justice,” Michael Haas, the commission’s administrator, said in a statement. “We plan to hold a teleconference meeting for county clerks next week and anticipate the recount will begin late in the week after the Stein campaign has paid the recount fee, which we are still calculating.”
Data scientists have urged a closer look at irregularities in three swing states: Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Michigan. President-elect Donald Trump won the first two by very narrow margins, while the latter is still too close to call. But even the experts say it is unlikely a recount would uncover any wrongdoing.
Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by over 2 million votes. She would have to gain 32 electoral votes to change the outcome of the election.