Jill Stein, the Green Party’s failed 2016 presidential nominee has raised millions of dollars in order to push for recounts in several key states that allowed Donald Trump to thoroughly beat Hillary Clinton in Electoral College votes during the election.
Now, the final recount numbers in the key state of Wisconsin are in, and Jill Stein was right – the final numbers were off.
According to reports, the recount resulted in a net change of 162 votes.
However, the recount likely didn’t go the way Stein planned. Those 162 votes were added to Donald Trump’s total votes in the state, giving him an even more solid win.
According to Business Insider:
President-elect Donald Trump expanded his win by 162 votes in Wisconsin after a recount was requested and conducted in the state.
State officials had always expected a recount to uphold Trump’s surprise win in the Badger State. Jill Stein, the Green Party presidential nominee, filed a request for a recount over unsupported concerns that hackers meddled with the results.
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The final vote total, certified by Mark Thomsen, chair of the Wisconsin Elections Committee, changed by 1,769 votes after approximately 3 million ballots were recounted.
President Elect Donald Trump has repeatedly called Stein’s recount fundraiser a scam that will only line the pockets of the Green Party and Stein’s campaign.
Earlier today a Pennsylvania court dismissed Stein’s accusations of voter fraud and election hacking as essentially being conspiracy theories and failed to let her lawsuit in the state, also designed to force a recount, proceed. According to a CNN report:
Pennsylvania, meanwhile, said it certified Trump as its winner hours after a federal judge blocked Stein’s push for a recount, saying her suspicion of hacking “borders on the irrational.”
US District Judge Paul Diamond wrote in a 31-page decision that there are “at least six separate grounds” requiring him to deny Stein’s request for a by-hand count of Pennsylvania’s paper ballots.
“Most importantly, there is no credible evidence that any ‘hack’ occurred, and compelling evidence that Pennsylvania’s voting system was not in any way compromised,” Diamond wrote in the decision.
Between the Wisconsin final count numbers and the Pennsylvania court ruling, Stein’s options for handing Hillary Clinton the White House are all but through.
h/t IJ Review