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.
Wife and I broke down and have started our 10-day waiting period for a handgun purchase. At the rate this is going, it looks like it is going to be needed. :(
Union thugs do carry guns, but they mostly don’t know how to use them.
Why would we expect that to happen? I've always believed that they're on her side.
What am I missing?
To delegitimize Trump and keep the leftist wackos angry and revved up.
Are you in CA?
So, they’ll take it to a Philly court and they’ll agree there was fraud in 2 seconds.
Look she would have to overturn all of these states. And they don’t have any cause. The Michigan results were very carefully check before they were announced yesterday. And that was after 3 weeks of checking all the results.
There is no way this can result in anything more than the Green Party getting extra money for itself. This has nothing to do with overturning the election. Its just a money drive.
Grab headlines. Sew doubt or at least reduce confidence. That's about it.
Be sure to do all of the paperwork as soon as you have the serial numbers of the guns, so there is not any extra wait.
all she has to do is not have the electoral vote certified at the state level by dec 13 (in wisconsin) and then turn 6-7 electors...a real inside royal flush straight draw, but who knows what the Clinton crime syndicate is capable of? Trump could uise the rico statute on them...
Now that the State Supreme Court and our illustrious a-hole governor Wolf tricked the population into voting to “change the retirement age to 75” his judges will probably give her a chance.
That was such an underhanded ploy.
All states have to certify the results to Congress by December 13th.....
All the king’s horses
and all the king’s men
ain’t gonna get it
together by then
Stein has zero chance of succeeding.
Trump will go from president-elect to president on Jan 20th.
The only scenario that makes sense is that she is enriching herself just like Bernie did. There is a disclaimer on her web site that the funds she is raising won’t necessarily be used for a recount.
She wants to walk away with $10 million for her trouble while fleecing Hillary suckers. This woman has b@lls. Hillary supporters deserve the fleecing of a lifetime.
Nope. Has to file with the PA Superior Court. Can’t be a local Court of Common Pleas.
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