Jill Stein On Recount: I’ve Got No Skin In The Game

The Hill reports:

Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein says double-checking election results is the only way to detect voter fraud. “You cannot see voter fraud unless you actually check the votes,” she said on CNN Tuesday morning. “There’s absolutely no way to know. We should have checks and balances built into the process.

“There should be an automatic audit and we should not be using these voting machines that have been proven to be so incredibly unreliable, that are incapable of actually reading what the marking is on the piece of paper.”

“I’ve always said when I was asked throughout the campaign, ‘Would I stand up and call for a recount if there were doubts about the reliability of the vote?’ ” she said. “I’ve always said ‘yes.’ “I’ve never taken sides in this election between the two establishment candidates. We do not have skin in the game. We’re here to stand up for everyday voters who need a better way forward.

  • Blake Mason

    Sorry… not sorry… Fuck you Jill… you had very little skin in the game..

  • PickyPecker
  • bkmn

    She loves to grandstand.

    • safari

      However she’s terrible at flying.

      • bkmn

        And booking hotels in the right cities.

      • Gerry Fisher

        This got a good chuckle out of me. Thank ya.

  • Oikos

    Big Pharma, Wall Street and Big Oil: Jill Stein is heavily invested in industries she rails against

    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      Oil dividends for me – but not for thee.

    • TampaZeke

      And Russia! Palin’ around with Putin.

  • JoeMyGod
    • Bad Tom

      * We think having Trump in office will be a hoot.

      • Gerry Fisher

        “That’ll show ’em!” [ahem]

    • justmeeeee

      Good reasons, all.

      • BockMcMillan

        Well, you get to enjoy the Trump government alongside the rest of us. I hope you enjoy, because I am certain I will not.

        • TampaZeke

          We ALL will get the four years that justmeeee and his/her comrades deserve.

      • Gerry Fisher

        Way to not see the big picture. Way not to be able to make practical progress. But you do get to be so very “right.”

        • justmeeeee

          Too bad she blew it (talkin’ ’bout Debbie Blabbermouth Schultz, who handed us El Cheeto on a silver platter).

          • evan_la

            No, that was you and your ignorant friends thinking that this primary was any different at all from previous ones, and believing the Russian and right-wing propaganda that Hillary was somehow more evil than any previous or current candidate, then shouting that from the mountaintops and refusing to listen to reason or sense. Job well done. Just look what we have achieved. Thanks for nothing.

          • justmeeeee

            Why don’t Hill-bots ever give up the bitter?

          • evan_la

            Not a Hill-bot. I voted for Bernie. I’m just calling the truth as I see it, and you’re making (incorrect) assumptions and casting aspersions, again. With that ridiculous rebuttal, you’ve proved my point for me

  • JNK

    Except for the money she is begging for…

  • Ross

    I loath Jill.

    And I am thrilled with the recount.

    • Gerry Fisher

      This. And, once again, she’s positioning herself as an expert on a topic about which she knows next to nothing.

      …but please do carry on! (We need a “smiling through the tears” icon.)

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    • The Return of Traxley

      Yes. Well put.

  • madknits

    Jill, save what honour you have left! Commit seppuku now!

  • Lena

    Actually I don’t mind the recount – not so much for detecting voter fraud, if any, but also to uncover outside hacking and manipulation, if any.

    • If anything, it will uncover systematic republican lead election fraud as the continued vote discrepancies are revealed.

  • dafs

    “I’ve never taken sides”


  • Duh-David

    Her attempts at remaining in the national conversation will fail, and she will end up right next to Michael Badnarik in the history books.

  • Silver Badger

    I detested Nixon, BUT, he got us out of Vietnam. I detest Stein, BUT she did get the recount started. Few are all bad.

    • safari

      Donald might break your expectation.

      • Silver Badger

        I did say few. Except for birth and death, there are no human absolutes. (As this election has shown, not everybody pays taxes.)

      • Gerry Fisher

        He did the most unbelievably skilled sales job that I’ve ever seen. He sold “Donald Trump” as a winning presidential candidate. What’s that they say about great sales people? They can sell anything, right?

        • Falconlights

          Yeah, he did a great job selling Donald Trump–at least the idiots who voted for him.

          • The Return of Traxley

            There’s a sucker born every minute.

            In red states, it’s several.

    • Todd20036

      Stein isn’t doing this because she suddenly gained insight. She’s doing this because it keeps her in the spotlight. Nothing more.

      • OdieDenCO

        as long as she keeps tap dancing on donny’s ego, I’ll run the spotlight.

        • JCF

          As long as her ego tap dances on Drumpf’s ego!

      • Silver Badger

        Could well be. However, please note, a recount is happening in three states.

      • The_Wretched

        Recount efforts need to happen regardless.

    • BobSF_94117

      Nixon didn’t get us out of Vietnam. The North Vietnamese got us out of Vietnam.

      • Jerry

        Nixon’s campaign met with North Vietnamese and killed the Paris Peace talks, so that the war would continue and help his campaign.

    • Gerry Fisher

      While studying for my master of social work degree, we were surprised at the progressive proposals from the Nixon administration about domestic policy. That was all before the administration started to crumble and he circled the wagons.

    • Smartypants

      Nixon’s secret and illegal contacts with the North Vietnamese during the 1968 election convinced them they would get a better peace deal from him than the one they were close to signing with President Johnson. Nixon prolonged the war and cost tens of thousands of lives.

  • another_steve

    Ironically and certainly by her intention, many more people will know her face and who she is as a result of this recount initiative than by her failed run for the presidency.

    What a sad and pathetic opportunist, she.

  • Todd20036

    Hey Stein, I thought you said Clinton was worse than Hair Furor

    But you are a Greenie. You don’t need Social Security or Medicare.


  • Lazycrockett

    and shes bout 600,000 short of tomorrows goal.

  • justme

    So she’s making the cheeto flakes sloth off and more get to see the tRump for who he is….
    And in 2 years are you really going to vote for the status quo???

  • Mark

    I completely support these recounts cuz there is undeniable evidence that it pushes cheeto’s BP up…..up…..up….and maybe….splat!

  • justmeeeee

    Good ole sensible Jill. Honey, the in-crowd now says you’re “in” finally!

  • Piona O.

    If this person had stayed out of the election, perhaps we wouldn’t have President Trump.

    • Gerry Fisher

      Many factors. She was just one little one.

      • Dave Babler

        Large. LARGE. Her margins in a couple states could have swung the election.

        • SoCalGal20

          I highly doubt that many of her voters would vote for Hillary.

          • Dave Babler

            If she were not on the ballot, I certainly think so.

  • sfmike64

    Fuck you, lady.

  • Gil

    Subtract the various sockpuppets of the DNC, GOP and paid Russian hacktivsts, and there’d probably be only a dozen non-partisan voices piping in here.

  • Recount the votes

    Fine, do the recount. It would be great if Hilary won after all.

    But at least see if New Hampshire – which Hilary won by a razor-thin margin – has evidence of voting irregularities. Otherwise it really does look less like a legal issue and more like a partisan one.

    • Dave Babler

      Pony up the cash for it. And have at it.

      • Recounts

        That’s not my point. These recounts are not my idea. I’m not paying for WI and PA either. If Stein wants to appear fair, she would raise money for all states which could have evidence of voting irregularities.

  • Meanwhile Hillary’s popular vote lead is approaching 2.4 million votes.

    • JCF

      We must never, EVER let that be forgot!

  • PiperPine

    Ugh I cant believe I actually found something I agree with Jill Stein on 9.9 well luck to the crazy conspiracy monger.

  • TampaZeke

    The hell you don’t bitch! Whatever helps you sleep at night!