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Month: November 2016

Stein’s Michigan Recount to Cost Taxpayer Millions

Stein claims she wants the recount because there were more than 75,000 blank votes in Michigan’s presidential results. But Stein only got got 51,463 votes or about 1.1 percent. No reasonable person thinks the recount will change the result. The post Stein’s Michigan Recount to Cost Taxpayer Millions appeared first on RedState. …

Stein’s recount effort brings in twice as much as her campaign

The Green Party’s Jill Stein is seeking a recount of votes in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. (Sipa via AP Images) BY: ASHLEY BALCERZAK Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein is picking up the fundraising pace…a month after the actual election. Stein’s team says it has brought in $6.4 million in less than a week to recount votes in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Michigan. That’s $3 million more — or almost double — what she raised for her presidential campaign through Oct. 19. We won’t know until Dec. 8 exactly who contributed and how much, but Stein’s campaign manager David Cobb told OpenSecrets Blog more than 140,000 donations have come in so far, averaging $46 each. Only 414 donors gave more than $1,000, he said. General election data is through Oct. 19. Recount data is through Nov. 30.  So how does this new stream of fundraising work? There are handbooks filled with rules about political fundraising to help win an election, but what about to confirm that results are accurate? There are a couple of ways to go about this, says Bob Biersack, senior fellow at the Center for Responsive Politics. What Stein has done is set up a separate recount account, which follows the same rules and contribution limits as a campaign…