Green Party requests for a Wisconsin recount

World - Akanksha Singh - Nov 30,2016

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green party files for a recount in wisconsin

Jill Stein raises millions for recount suspecting the alleged absentee hacking of Electoral College

This Friday, Green Party officials filed for a “reconciliation of paper records” in the state of Wisconsin, following the reports of voting discrepancies. Jill Stein, Green Party’s presidential candidate raised more than $5.3 million for the recount expenditure and expects to raise up-to $7 million by the end of this week.

The decision came after Michigan University’s proclaimed scientists raised question about the authenticity of the 2016 US election results and pressured Hillary Clinton to file for a recount. The scientist in conference with Hillary’s campaign suggested that, the absentee votes have been hacked to change and bend the election results in Trumps favor. News of state, central and private systems being hacked has been surfacing since before the election time, hence the suspicion.

Though, Clinton and her campaign is quiet about the recount and have not given any statement what-so-ever; Hillary Clinton’s popular votes surpass Donald Trump by 2 million. The three key states that became the doorpost of Hillary’s loss, Wisconsin (10 electoral votes), Michigan (16 electoral votes) and Pennsylvania (20 electoral votes) are all being considered for the recount; Stein has promised to file audits in Michigan and Pennsylvania as well.

 Stein’s “reconciliation of paper records goes a step beyond a simple recount, it questions the basic integrity of the American voting system. Green Party’s co-chairman, George Martin, called the process the first step to examining whether the electoral democracy is working. Stein believes that, the questions raised by Michigan’s forensic experts have raised serious questions, “We Americans deserve to have confidence in our votes,” she said.

Late Friday afternoon the Wisconsin Electoral Board said that, it had received Stein and Green Party’s petition, and ‘is preparing to move forward’ with a recount of votes for the state.  Wisconsin Election Board Administration Michael Haas said that, the election board has assembled an internal team to direct the recount and expects the process to begin late in week after the Stein campaign pays the recount fee.