Jill Stein Campaign Files Recount Request In Wisconsin

Green party presidential candidate Jill Stein answers questions from members of the media during a campaign stop at Humanist Hall in Oakland, Calif. on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016. (AP Photo/D. Ross Cameron)
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Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein filed a request for a recount in Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Election Commission confirmed on Twitter Friday. Another presidential candidate in the state Rocky Roque De La Fuente also petitioned for a recount.

“The Commission is preparing to move forward with a statewide recount of votes for President of the United States, as requested by these candidates,” Michael Haas, the elections commissions administrator, said in a press statement released shortly after the tweet. “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.”

Haas said the state commission was still working with country clerks to come up with an estimate for the cost of a full recount. The statement noted that the federal deadline for recounts is December 13, which Haas said “will certainly challenge some counties to finish on time.”

The statement went on to elaborate on the process, while detailing the initial results of the presidential race.

The Stein campaign website said that it has raised more than $5 million for recounts in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Michigan — all states Hillary Clinton lost to Donald Trump — but is hoping to meet a goal of $7 million for the total effort. The campaign also released a statement after filing its Wisconsin recount request calling for volunteers for its recount team.

Read the full Wisconsin Elections Commission release below:

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  1. Just responded to a local Dem chair request for my information so I can help sign a petition to do a recount in Pennsylvania. Not overly hopeful but I don’t mind sending a little old message that we don’t much like the result, or the tampering we know about, and if a recount made a difference we’d dance in the streets.

  2. Forget dancing in the streets. If the outcome of the election somehow were changed, I’m gonna do a whole lot more than simply dance in the streets…I may be arrested for indecent exposure.

  3. LOL. I think that’d be what they call one of those good problems. : )

  4. Trump supporters are suffering a serious case of the DTs over the prospect of a recount changing the outcome of the election.

    Seems an unlikely outcome, but then so is the fact that the person who won the popular vote by 2 million (and growing) votes – and earned more total votes than any other presidential candidate in U.S. history – did not win the election.

  5. And the thing is, they’d never know how lucky they were. But again, that’s a price I’d gladly pay.

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