Business Insider reports:
Green Party Presidential candidate Jill Stein is raising money for a recount in several key states following New York magazine’s report that several top computer scientists alerted Hillary Clinton’s campaign they had found possible voter manipulation in several states.
In a Facebook post on Wednesday, Stein press director Meleiza Figueroa announced that Stein would be filing a recount, though Figueroa said she “can’t let you know the details yet.”
“The green party has always been at the forefront of fights to stand up for our democracy,” Figueroa said. Stein also announced a fundraising campaign to raising money to “demand recounts in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania,” where the campaign claimed there are “significant discrepancies in vote totals.”
As of midday Wednesday, Stein had raised less than $10,000, nowhere near her goal of raising $2.5 million by Friday, around $500,000 less than she raised the entire election cycle. It’s unclear why Stein is raising money to spur a recount that would in theory throw the election to Hillary Clinton, whom Stein called the “queen of corruption.”
While experts in New York magazine’s report argue that there may be electronic voting machine manipulation, Pennsylvania primarily relies on electronic voting machines, but experts contend that they’re virtually un-hackable because they are so outdated, and do not have internet connection capabilities. Further, Michigan only uses paper ballots.