Oh, you gullible, deluded, snake oil buyers:
The Green Party is dropping its court case seeking a statewide recount of Pennsylvania’s Nov. 8 presidential election. It had wanted to explore whether voting machines and systems had been hacked and the election result manipulated.
The decision came Saturday, two days before a court hearing in the case. Lawyers for the Green Party-backed voters who filed the case say they can’t afford the $1 million bond ordered by the court by Monday at 5 p.m. However, Green Party-backed efforts to analyze election software in scattered precincts are continuing.
The idea that the Green Party can’t put up the bond seems astounding, considering that Stein’s recount fundraising brought in far more than initially requested. However, what the Green Party claimed was needed went steadily up as money came in.
Initially, Stein’s campaign estimated (according to its fundraising page) that the Wisconsin recount would cost $1.1 million, Pennsylvania would cost $500,000 and Michigan would cost $600,000. To cover those costs, the campaign’s original stated goal was to raise $2.5 million.
Once they quickly blew past that goal, though, the fundraising page on Stein’s website included a line saying that there were more costs involved than just the fees owed to each state: they’d also need money for attorneys’ fees (which they estimated to be $2 to 3 million) as well as money to pay the statewide recount observers. That new estimate, they said, brought their fundraising goal up to $7 million.
As of Wednesday, the fundraising effort had collected $6.7 million while the Green Party had raised their cost estimate again, this time to $9.5 million.
With the withdrawal from Pennsylvania, there are not enough EVs in play to put the election in doubt, even if both the narrow Trump victories in Michigan and Wisconsin were erased. Stein has promised that any unused funds collected will go toward “voting reform.”
Suuuuure it will.
The evil commies that had with black heliocopters repelling into Cowsit spreading out as far and wide as Dykesville and Thirty daems to either go cow tipping or destroy our republic by hacking into the centrifuges that homogenize our milk. Jill Stein handcuffing herself to a stanchion in the milking parlor near the reservation casino, was not caught spray painting any Deere Tractors.
Looks like Dec will see the delegate cast their votes and Jan 20 a new president.
So is the news from Wisconsin.
Eat more cheese.
End the recounts the elections over lets get back to normal eveybody and quit the rediculous arguing
Why should we think it wouldn’t? Stein has been an advocate of campaign finance reform and fair election laws for years.
The recent presidential election stank like week old fish. All intelligence on Russian hacking and election meddling should be declassified. The voters have a right to know what happened. It’s our election that may have been tampered with, not the government’s.
@Spurwing Plover, #2:
The Electoral College election won’t take place until December 19th. So no, the election is not over. The one that matters hasn’t happened yet.
“I Can Not and Will Not Vote For Donald Trump For President.”
She missed the recount deadline of November 21 so it is a moot point. She could only at this point contest the Pennsylvania results, but that would be a stretch for her to accomplish.
The entire recount effort by the stein/clinton corroboration is a futile effort at best. There is no indication that there is enough voter fraud, or Russian hacking(debunked by several Hillary empathic experts) to make any difference in Wisconsin or Michigan.
If the recount team, stein/clinton is so concerned about vote fraud, why just three of obamas 57 states were selected for recount?
The unofficial Democratic party news organ Yahoo announced this morning that the Clinton Campaign, under the auspices of Jill Stein, will be appealing the dismissal of the recall petition in Pennsylvania State court. The appeal will be to the Federal courts in hopes of finding a Democrat-appointed judge with a high position in the church of Progressivism.
We saw plenty of Grief late on Election night after it was clear Hillary had lost.
The Anger expressed itself in violent protests and riots.
Now, Hillary and Jill are in Denial.
Their respective parties are not.
This recount exercise is the way they are expressing their denial.
Soon, they will join their parties in bargaining.
They will bargain within their parties about how they could have done better.
They will begin to bargain with Republicans (and Trump) about how they can get SOME of their agenda into policy.
Finally, some day, they might reach Acceptance.
But the way Obama and Hillary have been trying to whip up opposition, even physical fighting, makes me wonder if Ailinsky allows any Acceptance.
His Rules For Radicals probably does not.
@Nanny G: You have to admit, it’s been entertaining watching the left’s total melt down. It couldn’t happen to a nicer bunch!
@Greg: You really are not very bright are you? If the government reveals how we determined the Russians were hacking, they we would be giving them secret information. No wonder you supported a presidential candidate who committed felonies. You support providing classified information to our enemies. That makes you a ……
@Greg: that article you linked to was a good example of someone with no judgement and no moral fiber. When he said that the elector should vote for what’s best for the voters, it’s understood that the voters voted what is ‘best for them’. They didn’t ask him or vote for him to decide what they meant by their vote. You and your cohorts are sure sore losers. If an elector does not want to vote as the voters decided, it is the duty of the head of the party in that state to replace that elector by someone with ethics. I can hardly believe that there are people that try to make the argument that not doing what you are committed to do is ethical. If you take a job to do as you are directed to do by a majority of the people, then when you get to the point that you can’t do as you swore to do, you should step down from your post and let honest ethical people take your place. I started to say that I find it hard to believe that there are so many unethical people in the US, but knowing there are about 50% Dimocrats in the country, it’s not hard to imagine at all.
@July 4th American: Obama thinks there are 59 states, not 57. His statement was that he had been to 57 of the states but he hadn’t been to Hawaii and Alaska. Just want us to be straight.
@another vet: Total meltdown, how great, especially since they were gearing up for the Yuge Republican Meltdown. Just didn’t work out for them.. Hooray!
yesssss, it does………
Right you are. He said he not gone to Hawaii and Alaska, but had been to 57 so far.
@Greg: “Why should we think it wouldn’t? Stein has been an advocate of campaign finance reform and fair election laws for years.” She said “voting reform” and by that, as with any leftist, she means advocating for more ways and means for voter fraud, including encouraging illegal immigrants to vote.
So far wisconsin recount shows small net gain for Trump
There were states that Hilliary won that were very close yet Jill Stein has not requested a recount in those. Only ones Trump won. If she were truly worried about fraud she would include those as well.
@Mully: Well, like almost all liberals in politics, she’s a liar.
@Bill- Deplorable Me: