In case you haven’t heard, Green Party Presidential Candidate Dr. Jill Stein has raised millions of dollars to fund a lawsuit to fight for a recount and investigation into voting machines in Wisconsin and then ultimately in Michigan and Pennsylvania as well following President Elect Donald Trump’s historic upset win in the 2016 midterm elections.
Stein said, “After a divisive and painful presidential race, reported hacks into voter and party databases and individual email accounts are causing many American to wonder if our election results are reliable. These concerns need to be investigated before the 2016 presidential election is certified. We deserve elections we can trust.”
Many people, pundits, and politicians have said the effort is a waste of money and is being unnecessarily divisive to a country that is already deeply divided.
Well, it looks like the Obama administration has finally weighed in on the matter and they didn’t pull any punches. The White House wanted to send a very clear message.
According to a POLITICO report:
The Obama administration said it has seen no evidence of hackers tampering with the 2016 presidential election, even as recount proceedings began in Wisconsin.
“We stand behind our election results, which accurately reflect the will of the American people,” a senior administration official told POLITICO late Friday.
“The federal government did not observe any increased level of malicious cyber activity aimed at disrupting our electoral process on election day,” the official added. “We believe our elections were free and fair from a cybersecurity perspective.”
While President Obama was one of President Elect’s Donald Trump harshest critics during the campaign, since the conclusion of the election, President Obama has seemingly been doing everything possibly to ensure a smooth transfer of power between the two administrations. The pair seemed to have a productive meeting in the days following the election.