Hillary Clinton Campaign To Participate In Election Recount
Many of us have been trying to make sense of Trump’s recent election, including Green Party nominee Jill Stein. So much so that her party campaign has launched an effort to ensure the integrity of elections after voting machines across the country were shown to be highly vulnerable to hacking and malicious programming due to lacking security features.
Stein’s site reads: “We are raising money to demand recounts in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania– three states where there is a significant need to verify machine-counted vote totals. Please donate to this initiative today.“
On Saturday (Nov. 26), Marc Elias, general counsel of Clinton’s campaign, took to the Medium to share the news that Clinton would be involved in the Wisconsin recount.
“Because we had not uncovered any actionable evidence of hacking or outside attempts to alter the voting technology, we had not planned to exercise this option ourselves, but now that a recount has been initiated in Wisconsin, we intend to participate in order to ensure the process proceeds in a manner that is fair to all sides,” Elias explained.
“It should go without saying that we take these concerns extremely seriously,” he continued. “We certainly understand the heartbreak felt by so many who worked so hard to elect Hillary Clinton, and it is a fundamental principle of our democracy to ensure that every vote is properly counted.”
Today, Stein has already raised close to $6 million dollars of the $7 million needed to execute the initiative by the Nov. 25 deadline for the Wisconsin. And while Obama’s administration recently voiced defended voter integrity of this election, Trump claims, “This is a scam by the Green Party for an election that has already been conceded.”