Jill Stein, the Green Party’s failed candidate for president – and the one who just won’t go away, it seems – has been engaged in recounts in three different states.
The commonality of these states is they’re all places where Hillary Clinton was supposed to have won, but didn’t. Donald Trump pulled out victories in all three. Quick sidenote: though Stein says she’s pushing the recounts because she cares about voters and she’s heard there were shenanigans and hacking at the ballot boxes – there’s no proof of this allegation – she’s also not going into states where Clinton won by slim margins. In other words, her recounts are all aimed at adding to Clinton’s tallies, and taking from Trump’s.
Can you say partisan agenda?
But back to the matter at hand: Stein just won a victory in one of her states, Michigan, where a judge ordered a recount to go forth.
As Michelle Jesse with Allen B. West reported: “This comes despite Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette’s lawsuit to stop a recount.”
So who’s the judge who ordered the immediate recount this week? U.S. District Judge Mark Goldsmith.
From the Blaze: “President-elect Donald Trump won the state by fewer than 10,000 votes out of approximately 5.5 million votes cast. Michigan state law requires that if a recount occurs, it must be done by hand, and it is unclear how long the recount process will ultimately take.”
The deadline for Michigan, as well as the other two recount states, Wisconisn and Pennsylvania, to clear up all recounts is December 13. That’s so Electoral College electors can certify the ballots in time to cast votes on December 19.
Those states that don’t have ballots certified by the deadline could be considered by Congress as challenged.
But remember, again from the Blaze: “Even if all three states were unable to certify their votes for Trump, Democratic nominee HIllary Clinton would also not have the 270 Electoral College votes necessary for an outright victory. The election would then be decided by the House of Representatives.”
Stein, can you say waste of time and money?
“Let’s not forget that it’s not just Jill Stein who is driving this. She has been joined by Hillary Clinton’s team.”
Source: Allen B. West