Jill Stein of the Green Party raised enough money to meet the deadline for filing for a recount of the Presidential vote in Wisconsin.
She has until Monday to do the same in Pennsylvania and until Wednesday for Michigan. I’ll update this post after the filing deadlines.
In order to change the apparent result of the election, the recount would have to show that Hillary Clinton, not Donald Trump, got a majority of the votes in all three states.
That’s not likely. But a recount even in just one state would help to reassure me that the vote count was honest—or confirm my suspicion that it may not have been.
I think that’s Stein’s motivation as well. She is not a supporter of Clinton and neither am I, but all American citizens have an interest in an honest vote count.
The arithmetic is that Donald Trump now has 306 electoral votes and Hillary Clinton has 232. Trump’s total includes Michigan, whose vote count has just been completed.
To reverse that result, Clinton would need all three states—Wisconsin (10 votes) Pennsylvania (20) and Michigan (16). Trump’s margin of victory was 22,177 votes in Wisconsin, 70,618 in Pennsylvania and 10,704 in Michigan,
By the Numbers: The Recount Scenarios (It Is a Long Shot) by Peter Van Buren for We Meant Well.
The numbers are in: Trump wins Michigan by 10,704 by Kathleen Gray for the Detroit Free Press.
Wisconsin prepares for vote recount by the BBC.
Did the GOP strip and flip the 2016 selection? by Bob Fitrakis and Harvey Wasserman for the Columbus Free Press.
Why the U.S. State Department would not certify Trump’s election as legitimate by Bob Fitrakis and Harvey Wasserman for the Columbus Free Press. Has links to charts showing differences between exit polls and official votes.