It's Official: Jill Stein Files Petition For Wisconsin Recount

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It's official, the Wisconsin Election Commission just confirmed that a recount petition has been filed by Jill Stein just ahead of the 5pm deadline. 


Per a press release posted to the Commission's website, the recount will start late next week after the appropriate personnel have been assembled and after Stein pays the recount fee.  While no expectations were given for a completion date, the Commission noted that the federal deadline for all recounts is December 13th.

“The Commission is preparing to move forward with a statewide recount of votes for President of the United States, as requested by these candidates,” Haas said.


“We have assembled an internal team to direct the recount, we have been in close consultation with our county clerk partners, and have arranged for legal representation by the Wisconsin Department of Justice,” Haas said. “We plan to hold a teleconference meeting for county clerks next week and anticipate the recount will begin late in the week after the Stein campaign has paid the recount fee, which we are still calculating.”


The last statewide recount was of the Supreme Court election in 2011.  At that time, the Associated Press surveyed county clerks and reported that costs to the counties exceeded $520,000, though several counties did not respond to the AP’s survey.  That election had 1.5 million votes, and Haas said the Commission expects the costs to be higher for an election with 2.975 million votes.  “The Commission is in the process of obtaining cost estimates from county clerks so that we can calculate the fee which the campaigns will need to pay before the recount can start,” Haas said.  The Commission will need to determine how the recount costs will be assessed to the campaigns.


The state is working under a federal deadline of December 13 to complete the recount. As a result, county boards of canvassers may need to work evenings and weekends to meet the deadlines. “The recount process is very detail-oriented, and this deadline will certainly challenge some counties to finish on time,” Haas said.  

As a reminder, the official count shows a narrow 22,177 vote lead for Trump, or just 0.7% of the total 2,975,313 votes cast in the state.

WI Recount


While we haven't yet heard Trump's thoughts on the recount, Jill seems to be very enthusiastic.


Finally, below is Stein's official petition filed with the Wisconsin Election Commission which includes all of her "evidence" of Russian election tampering from extremely credible and impartial sources like The New York Times, Chicago Tribune and NBC News.

Among other things, Stein's petition cites the hacking of Arizona and Colorado voter registration databases, hacking of the DNC and John Podesta's emails and high levels of absentee voters as the justifications for her recount request. 

In August 2016, it was widely reported that foreign operators breached voter registration databases in at least two states and stole hundreds of thousands of voter records.


Around that time, hacker infiltrated the e-mail systems of the Democratic National Committee and a campaign official for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.  These e-mails were then published online. 


On October 7, 2016, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence on Election Security issued a joint statement regarding these breaches.  The statement reads, in pertinent part, as follows:  "The U.S. Intelligence Community (USCI) is confident" that there have been "recent compromises of e-mails from US persons and institutions, including from US political organizations."  It also states that "[t]here thefts and disclosures are intended to interfere with the US election process" and that "similar tactics and techniques [have been used] across Europe and influence public opinion there."  In the statement, DHS urges state election officials "to be vigilant and seek cybersecurity assistance" from that agency in preparation for the presidential election.


In Wisconsin, there is evidence of voting irregularities in the 2016 presidential election that indicate potential tampering with electronic voting systems.  Specifically, there was a significant increase in the number of absentee voters as compared to the last general election.  This significant increase could be attributed to a breach of the state's electronic voter database.


The well-documented and conclusive evidence of foreign interference in the presidential race before the election, along with the irregularities observed in Wisconsin, call into question the results and indicate the possibility that a widespread breach occurred.

Of course, while Stein reiterates numerous allegations of foreign hacking that were well circulated, yet never officially linked to a specific source, before the election, her petition doesn't offer a single shred of actual, tangible evidence that the election results in Wisconsin were in anyway tampered with. 

Even her so-called "computer science expert" offers up nothing more than baseless theories on "plausible" explanations of how the Wisconsin results may have been hacked.  Sure, because it's just so impossible to believe that a flawed candidate with multiple ongoing FBI criminal investigations may have simply lost the election.   


Perhaps Hillary could give us her opinion on whether or not questioning election results by throwing around wild accusations of vote tampering by rogue foreign states qualifies as a "direct threat to our democracy."  Certainly, she had very strong feelings about Trump refusing to blindly accept the election results during the last debate.


Full recount petition as filed by Jill Stein:

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grunk's picture

Jill made a deal with Satan.

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) grunk Nov 25, 2016 5:51 PM

(((Stein))) picks up where (((Bernie))) left off. Promoting WWlll.


New England Patriot's picture

Sorry, Jill, I still don't think you'll win.

grunk's picture

This is for an EPA cabinet position with Clinton.

Until her plane mysteriously crashes into a mountain.

gmrpeabody's picture

Hope they recount California.., must be 10 to 15 million illegals who turned in ballots in that state.

knukles's picture

Ohhhhhhhhh fuck me.
This Whole Thing is Not Gonna Be Good.
Tanks to Mr Soros

eforce's picture

NWO choose Trump, getting in their way might be a bad idea.

Pinto Currency's picture

There will be recounts in the other states that were stolen from trump too.

3M+ illegals voted
4M+ dead people voted

The Saint's picture
The Saint (not verified) Pinto Currency Nov 25, 2016 6:23 PM

I can't wait until we see the video of that guy with the pop bottle bottom glasses looking for hanging chad.  Still, Bush wins!!!  Oh, wait.....Trump Wins!


macholatte's picture


You cannot recount a voting machine. It gives you numbers and that’s it.  There’s nothing to count.
The machines need to be audited for accuracy.
Interesting how there has never been a complaint that a machine changed Hitlary votes to Trump votes.

Here is list of voting machines used in Wisconsin

Note quite a few are Dominion-Sequoia which are Smartmatic which are from Soros Board Member Lord Mark Malloch-Brown


Whoa Dammit's picture

Too bad she didn't run on the Recount Party ticket. With her astounding ability to raise millions overnight, and on a holiday no less, she might have been President elect herself now. /snark.

tazs's picture

Wait until Trump sets set the Middle East on fire.

techies-r-us's picture
techies-r-us (not verified) tazs Nov 25, 2016 8:17 PM

Call 911.

techies-r-us's picture
techies-r-us (not verified) techies-r-us Nov 25, 2016 8:17 PM

Pun intended.

Dizzy Malscience's picture

Well, at least Raul has a plethora of <1964 vehicles.

Oh, god for the '57 Chevy's....

CuttingEdge's picture

So. The Dems haven't got the balls to play the vote rigging card, so they use this craven bitch to do it for them by proxy? They really are the lowest form of pond life, and she hasn't done herself any favours in the morality stakes, either.


Only my opinion, but potentially the most significant visitor to Trump HQ since the election is the one in particular the Democrats needed in years to come to have any hope of holding any centre ground. Bearing in mind she quit the DNC to front Bernie, probably revolted after seeing all the pro-Hillary shenanigans around her, and more than likely sickened when the whole truth came out on Wikileaks. Tulsi Gabbard is a class act, with probably very little loyalty left given personal experience, and Trump knows it. Going up against Clinton and the DNC machine on moral principle takes serious cajones. If she is offered a position and accepts (with the VA rebuild, perhaps), it is a win-win for everyone except the Democrat party.

Ex-DNC chair didn't take a heartbeat to stick the knife in after the meeting: Tulsi Gabbard smeared by Howard Dean for meeting with Trump.

I always thought throughout the campaign that if and when the USA elects a first woman president, aside from avoiding WWIII, it would be a shame not to save the honour for Tulsi, rather than the venal self-serving bitch on the ticket. Now the image I have is of Hillary the wicked queen asking her magic mirror that same question, and getting the wrong answer every time. It is a wonderful image.

gm_general's picture

My thoughts as well, Tulsi hits on all points, she would be elected no doubt, assuming she had the cahones to shove her way past the CFR stooges at the DNC. 

MagicHandPuppet's picture

I must say that I'm shocked Jill Stein turned out to be such a corporate sellout and puppet for Soros.  I regret ever saying a nice thing about her (though, her obvious signs of insanity have been ever so present).

Kayman's picture

Classic Clinton.  What do you do when the front door is locked ?  Use the back door.  Dirty Bill/Hill and his cohorts at the corrupt DNC have enlisted 1.1% Jill Stein to do their dirty work.  

Names of donors and amounts please ?  Oh yeah, let's "get an honest accounting" of election results but no accounting of who is actually behind Stein.


bigmango's picture

It's all relative to a valueless hack like Dean who would change any position he owned for an ounce more power. Kind of like how the sun looks like it's moving across the sky when in reality it's the earth that's rotating and the sun is fixed. Dean's hack job is not only untrue (Gabbard is really respected in Hawaii) but it exposes just how scary anyone with actual values and a shred of morality is to the corrupt Democrats.

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) Dizzy Malscience Nov 26, 2016 7:52 AM

Fidel Castro is Dead!

perfect for this time.

His last words were 'Fuck Trump...recount!'

Obama, Hillary, Bernie and Jill Stein have offered to be pallbearers.

nmewn's picture

That one was a yuuuge "historic" schadenboner for me, #590 I think it was, these last two weeks have been so fantastic its hard to keep count.

I feel like a yooot again ;-)

Backin2006's picture

I wonder whether Trump's campaign will file in Minnesota and New Hampshire to offset the confusion.

philipat's picture

SPAM ALERT: Do not open the fake links.Tazs has now taken over as Spammer-in- Chief after Yippee Kiyay, lonnng and now letsit were banned. This serial spammer previously known as: mofio, santafe, Aristotle of Greece, Gargoyle, bleu, oops, lance-a-lot, Loftie, toro, Yippee Kiyay, lonnng, letsit, Mano-A-Mano, techies-r-us, beauticelli, stizazz, Nekoti, SumTing Wong, King Tut, Adullam, jcaz, espirit, rp2016, Holy hand grenade of Antioch, InTheLandOfTheBlind, lock-stock and tazs (some still active for the purposes of talking to and congratulating himself) and others. He seems to have more accounts than all other ZH members combined. Beats me why The Tylers can’t just block his IP?


pods's picture

Holy hand grenade is NOT a part of this. 

He is a much more well known ZH longtimer.


InTheLandOfTheBlind's picture

neither am i and, from what i can tell, neither is jcaz... beginning to think philipat is himself associated with this.

Holy hand grenade of Antioch's picture
Holy hand grenade of Antioch (not verified) InTheLandOfTheBlind Nov 26, 2016 8:04 AM

Thanks pods! I'm getting sick of finding myself on this guys list.


Oh ~ & Fidel Castro is dead Tylers, FYI

ZTedster's picture

This planet has what, 7-8 billion people? How is it that 11 million people, the Jews, can be controlling all this power?


Are you fucking insane?

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

And yet Sibel Edmonds and Newsbud, who want to create a truly independent news organization, are struggling to raise $130,000 by tomorrow.

What's wrong with this picture?

Come on guys and gals. Join in and push this over the top.

InTheLandOfTheBlind's picture

the fact that ms edmonds is not front and center on most radars is a travesty

AlexCharting's picture

This is the big steal! Crooked Hillary... damn, Trump knows how to name them. 

SilverRhino's picture

The Big Steal will result in a total Civil War that will make the Spanish civil war and Sherman's March look like a fucking walk in the goddamned park.   


They are utterly playing with fire here.   

drendebe10's picture

The cuntons are"good people" sez Chump.... Yea. Right...

Normalcy Bias's picture

The Clinton Machine must've found a way to "leverage" this Stein fraud, just as they did with that Sanders fraud.

BlueSceptic's picture

Hitlary? Really? Did you think of that all by yourself? Must have been a full day job

Overfed's picture

Right? Hitlary? It is kinda weak. I prefer Shitlery. And I made it up myself.

zeronetwork's picture

I'm afraid this money will disappear, steins are magician.

nmewn's picture

"We hope to do recounts in all three states," the Stein campaign's appeal reads. "If we only raise sufficient money for two, we will demand recounts in two states. If we only raise enough money for one, we will demand a recount in one state."

She does make a lot of "demands" on other peoples time, effort and money for someone who only got one percent of the vote.

I guess thats typical of people "like her" though ;-)

zorba THE GREEK's picture

OH wouldn't it be sweet if they decide that the election results were hacked and Hillary really won the election.. That would be just what this country needs, a wake-up call. Welfare babies dancing in the streets. Rioters joyfully looting and burning down their neighborhood and police standing back with their hands in their pockets watching. One can only hope. It could be enough to wake the sleeping giant. The silent majority of hard working middle America. Que the torches and pitchforks.

effendi's picture

Even sweeter if the recount found Trump won by a far bigger margin and questions were raised as to how the original tally was biased towards cankles. Might even find systematic vote fraud and then the electoral commision decides to recount all 50 states and gets a forensic audit of the voting machine software. Shitstein could be doing us a favour if if the recount finds Trump got well over 50% of the vote and the "not my president" snowflakes melt from the bullshit claim that cankles got more votes nationally than Trump.

August's picture

I believe that any questioning of Trump's votes, his elector's loyalty etc. is designed not to put Hillary into the White House (which would, let's admit, be a bit over-the-top), but to put some Republican squish, a de facto Uni-Party candidate, into the presidency... once the election has been thrown into the House of Reprentatives by a number of faithless electors.

It's a long shot IMHO, but it's up to Soros, I guess....

GoinFawr's picture

1% of the vote? Hell, she would have beat both Hillary and Trump sure if the MSM had given her as much airtime over the course of the entire election campaign as she has had in the last week. (j/k)

Holy hand grenade of Antioch's picture
Holy hand grenade of Antioch (not verified) GoinFawr Nov 26, 2016 6:36 AM

I doubt she raised $3,000,000 here whole campaign, so it's hard to believe over $4,000,000 in a few days.


Let me take a WILD GUESS and say that the eventual amount raised will be $6 million ~ lol


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