After announcing over the weekend that she was withdrawing her recount appeal in Pennsylvania, stating that the cost was too much for ordinary citizens to afford, Jill Stein has decided to file a federal case in attempt to force the state into a recount.
As The Hill reports, Stein and her lawyer claim that the 1 million dollars in fees associated with appealing a previously denied request to initiate a recount in Pennsylvania is too much for “regular citizens of ordinary means”. If Jill was so worried about “regular citizens” and their financial needs, then why did she just increase her fundraising goal by 2.5 million dollars (from 7 to 9.5 million) over the weekend?
Stein is now attempting to skim another 2.5 million from people who she claimed were “small donors”, with an average donation amount of only $45, yet she is saying that voters cannot afford the high price tag associated with constantly fighting election results. Is the 7.1 million that she raised as of today not enough?
After being denied in Pennsylvania courts for a statewide recount, with the judge concluding there was no evidence of tampering or manipulation, Stein withdrew the case that she was originally scheduled to appeal on Monday. Apparently she felt that trying to invoke a recount without any actual evidence of wrongdoing would not go well for her in state appeal, and now she is going straight to federal court in hopes the judge will force Pennsylvania to perform a recount.
“Voters are forced to use vulnerable, hackable, antiquated technology banned in other states, then rely on the kindness of machines,” the complaint reads. “There is no paper trail. Voting machines are electoral black sites: no one permits voters or candidates to examine them.”
Stein tweeted Sunday about her plans to file the recount lawsuit, writing that she planned to “escalate #Recount2016” because “people deserve answers.”
Stein filed her lawsuit, first reported by BuzzFeed News, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. The move comes after Stein’s lawyer on Saturday withdrew a state lawsuit seeking a recount in Pennsylvania, saying in a filing that the petitioners are “regular citizens of ordinary means” who “cannot afford to post the $1,000,000 bond required by the Court.”The suit filed Monday questioned whether Pennsylvania votes were counted accurately. It said the voting machines used in the state “have serious cyber security problems.”
“In the 2016 presidential election, rife with foreign interference documented by American intelligence agencies and hacks of voter rolls in multiple states, voters deserve the truth,” Stein’s new lawsuit reads.
Jill Stein herself admitted that she “has no evidence” of voter fraud in the states that she is pushing for a recount in, yet claims in her federal court filing that the 2016 election was “rife with foreign interference” and voters deserve the truth.
The truth is Jill Stein is raking in millions of dollars from disappointed Clinton voters, costing states massive amounts of resources and risking disenfranchising Trump voters in these battleground states who worked hard to get their candidate elected.
The fact that Stein is only focusing on recounts in battleground states that Hillary Clinton was suppose to have won, according to the skewed polls anyways, should be the only evidence voters need to discover her true intentions.