Skip to comments.Recount 2016: Jill Stein Cannot File Direct Request For Recount In Pa, Must Take it to Court
Posted on 11/26/2016 7:07:27 PM PST by drewh
Jill Stein posted to her Jill2016 website that she had raised enough money to file for a recount in Pennsylvania. However, the Green Party candidate left out some key details about the filing of recounts in Pennsylvania that many of her supporters likely would have wanted to know before donating. For example, candidates cannot file a direct request for a recount in the state and instead must appeal the election in court.
View image on Twitter View image on Twitter Follow The Trump Train @The_Trump_Train Donald Trump statement on Jill Stein's recount efforts: 3:25 PM - 26 Nov 2016 1,074 1,074 Retweets 1,806 1,806 likes According to the Recount 2016 initiative and donation page posted by failed Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein, the Stein/Baraka Green Party Campaign launched an effort to ensure the integrity of our elections. Stein noted that she was hoping to raise funds via grassroots efforts to demand that recounts take place in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Michigan. She claimed data has suggested a need for recounting machine-counted votes in these particular states, which also happen to be states that Trump unexpectedly beat Clinton.
Follow Donald J. Trump ✔ @realDonaldTrump The Green Party scam to fill up their coffers by asking for impossible recounts is now being joined by the badly defeated & demoralized Dems 6:31 PM - 26 Nov 2016 14,904 14,904 Retweets 42,094 42,094 likes Steins fundraising efforts immediately sparked the interest of Clinton supporters as it played on the hope that Hillary still had a chance at the presidency. Should all three states be overturned in a recount, Clinton would have enough electorates to win the election. However, Stein did not make the recount process clear for her donors. Her outline makes it sound as though a candidate can simply file for a recount if they raise enough funds for the filing fee.
While the filing fee and request is all that is needed in Wisconsin, her second state funded is much more complicated. Pennsylvania does not allow candidates to file a direct request for a recount, according to the Pennsylvania Election Code. Instead, the filing fee is simply the amount needed to appeal the results.
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SHARE 99 TWEET While candidates cannot file a direct request for a recount, they may appeal the order or decision of any county board regarding the computation or canvassing of the returns of any primary or election, or regarding any recount or recanvass thereof. During the appeal process, the court may determine that a recount is necessary. Per Pennsylvania regulations, there is only one way remaining for Jill Stein to get a recount in Pennsylvania and it is a complicated process. BillyPenn reports that Stein would have to file for a court appeal and present a prima facie case showing that voter fraud took place. While prima facie has a lower burden of proof threshold than beyond reasonable doubt, it is still significant. Stein would have to prove in court that fraud was probable. This is going to be very difficult given that even the computer specialists recommending the recount say there is no proof of hacking or fraud.
View image on TwitterView image on Twitter Follow Leah the Boss @LeahRBoss I'm just gonna leave this right here. 4:24 PM - 26 Nov 2016 383 383 Retweets 479 479 likes In fact, the Medium reports that Clintons own legal team headed by Marc Elias has noted that Clintons team had not uncovered any actionable evidence of hacking or outside attempts to alter the voting technology. The Obama administration echoed that by stating that the government did not observe any increased level of malicious cyber-activity aimed at disrupting our electoral process on election day. According to Newsmax, Obama is standing behind the results which indicate that Trump won the election, saying the election was free and fair from a cybersecurity perspective.
Elias also noted that in even the closest margin state, Michigan, Trumps win well exceeds the largest margin ever overcome in a recount. Therefore, Elias says that is why Clinton herself did not pursue a recount effort. However, since Stein has funded and initiated the effort, Elias says that Clinton will participate to ensure fairness.
Stein has maintained that the effort is not designed to overturn the election results, but rather to ensure transparency in the voting process. Stein has even criticized Clinton for joining her efforts so late in the game, calling her on-again, off-again about democracy.
Follow Dr. Jill Stein ✔ @DrJillStein Why would Hillary Clintonwho conceded the election to Donald Trumpwant #Recount2016? You cannot be on-again, off-again about democracy. 3:41 PM - 26 Nov 2016 1,411 1,411 Retweets 2,345 2,345 likes Follow Dr. Jill Stein ✔ @DrJillStein Why would Hillary Clintonwho holds "public" and "private" positionswant to engage in something as transparent as #Recount2016? 4:07 PM - 26 Nov 2016 594 594 Retweets 1,064 1,064 likes The deadline to file an appeal in court for Pennsylvania is on Monday, November 28. Stein has said she is filing but has given no further details about the efforts. Should she file, the next step would be to prove her prima facie case in court.
She has the burden of proof on the issue of fraud. The fraud was in Philadelphia !1 But it goes against her!!
This $%^t is going to get taken down real nasty. This is frivolous. I expect black suited men to pay Dr. Stein a visit late at night and have a serious “heart to heart” talk with her and tell her to cease and desist.
I don’t have a legal mind so please explain to me: what is her legal basis for demanding a recount? She had zero chance of winning any state so why should the taxpayers give her a recount????
Does she ignore the illegals and dead voting?
This could be a delicious Pandora’s box...
Per Pennsylvania regulations, there is only one way remaining for Jill Stein to get a recount in Pennsylvania and it is a complicated process. BillyPenn reports that Stein would have to file for a court appeal and present a prima facie case showing that voter fraud took place.
If the courts turn her down (as they should) then neither she nor Hiltery will be able to turn the election. Both PA and MI are locked in for Trump. So if that’s the case, then it begs the question, “What is the real reason she’s doing this?”
What black suited men? Black suited men from some federal agency?
She has none.
One of the biggest problems with the country. The decision from the court depends entirely on if the judge is Republican or Democrat. For this year only the Republican may be a never Trumper so that may come into it. The law is clear though and there is no way they should be granted a recount
>I expect black suited men to pay Dr. Stein a visit late at night<
Is not going to happen — she is surrounded by her own cordon of black-suited men with guns.
The way the courts have been stacked, I do not see this as a difficult task.
Ah. So that’s what the extra $$ is for. They expect to be paid.
Because Hillary egged her on.
They want a re count in Philadelphia?
And once again, you can bet on crooked Hillary being behind it all.
Have changed my mind....prosecute her!!
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