The Mysterious Case Of Jill Stein's Surging Recount Costs

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Just yesterday we noted that Jill Stein was acting on behalf of Hillary Clinton to raise money for recounts in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania.  As we noted then, we continue to be astonished by the amount of money flowing into the fundraising campaign and would love to see which of Hillary's mega donors have spent the most on the effort...somehow we suspect this isn't just a "grassroots organizing" effort as Stein described it.

So, in less than 1 day, Jill Stein raised over $3mm, which is more than the $2mm needed to force a recount in Wisconsin.  While she attributed the accomplishment to "the power of grassroots organizing," we would tend to be a little more skeptical and would love to see exactly where those donations came from.  Then again, maybe we're wrong and there really are just that many disaffected snowflakes out there willing to blow their money on an extreme long shot.

But, today a new mystery has emerged in Stein's fundraising efforts.  Apparently, the more money she raises the more expensive the recount effort becomes.  Courtesy of the Wayback Machine we have the following snapshots from her fundraising page over the past couple of days:

November 24, 2016 at 3:46AM - In the beginning, Stein figured she needed a total of $2.5mm to fund her recount efforts.  That figure included $2.2mm for the actual filing fees and presumably another $0.3mm for legal fees and other costs.


November 24, 2016 at 1:20PM - Then, just 12 hours later, after the cash just kept flowing in, Stein figured she needed at least another $2mm as her fundraising goal was raised to $4.5mm in total.  Of course, the filing fees of $2.2mm didn't change but the "attorney's fees" apparently surged by about 300% and the total costs of the effort skyrocketed to $6-7mm.



November 25, 2016 at 6:11AM - Now, just this morning as Stein approaches $5mm in total donations, her overall fundraising goal has surged once again and now stands at $7mm.



So, with nearly $5mm raised so far, the question is no longer whether recounts will occur in WI, MI and PA but just how much Jill Stein will be able to drain from the pockets of disaffected Hillary supporters to fund her long-shot efforts.

All that said, here is Jill Stein admitting to CNN that she has absolutely no evidence of election hacking....even though she asks that you please keep sending your money anyway.


And another where she says she would have challenged the election result even if Hillary won...though somehow we suspect she wouldn't have been able to raise quite so much money under that scenario.


And finally we leave you with this latest epic rant from PJW on the whole situation:

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medium giraffe's picture

going up exactly 160k per hour like clockwork, nothing to see here:

TeamDepends's picture

Dear Jill, just how stupid are you? Do you have any idea what will happen to you if you are successful in overturning this election? Did de Beast promise you a top cabinet position? Environment Czar perhaps? Cease and desist immediately if you know what is good for you.

Mister Ponzi's picture

She just needs more Soros money.

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) Mister Ponzi Nov 25, 2016 10:15 AM

Stein just proving how hypocritical the left really is, once again.

BaBaBouy's picture

Mmmmmmmm ... Money ... More More I Say... $$$

screw face's picture

....Chris it's spelled MOAR,

there fixed it for ya!


JRobby's picture

Still assuming all sheep are idiots and the "rest" are "deplorables"

How did that work out for you on November 8?

I assume the big lawyer fees are to pay for NOT counting the invalid votes cast?

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

It seems to me Jill Stein is doing what all dairy farmers do...making hay while the sun shines.


PrayingMantis's picture

... ah, you goyims don't seem to have any grasp of "how to make money out of a crisis" /s

... and (((Jill Stein))), following (((their))) old traditions, is making a killing out of butthurt retards who are so willing to part with their money just to appease themselves ... there is an old saying by Dr. John Bridges, circa 1587, that goes well with this scam: "If they pay a penie or two pence more for the reddinesse of them..let them looke to that, a foole and his money is soone parted." ... and (((Stein))), who, most likely wanted to recoup the money she wasted during the last campaign, knew how to fleece the butthurt goys out of their meager savings ...

Four chan's picture

just a typical jew out for shekels from the butt hurt retarded losers.

Manthong's picture

Heh.. Heh…

This is where the little kiddies get to see what the definition of “POLITICAL TWAT” is.

Transformer's picture

Very siimple, they got something on Jill.  Leverage.

oncefired's picture

Cooperating with the Hag gets you a Lakefront House, Just ask Bernie!

JRobby's picture

"Skeptical" has to be the most polite word I can think of for this "grassroots movement "

Frito's picture

The attorney's fees make perfect sense.  it's just all the rest of the money that you have.  isn't that how it works? 


Maybe they're using Dewey, Cheatam & Howe 

Dame Ednas Possum's picture

I've set up my own page for funding a recount...

Please give generously George (you disgusting vampire). 

hedgeless_horseman's picture


This type of sliding-fee schedule is standard practice for lawyers.

Wherever one finds disagreement between people, one finds lawyers fomenting the disagreement for profit.

The disagreement will not be allowed to resolve itself until both sides are no longer ready, willing, or able to fund the disagreement.

The lawyers that are temporarily acting as judges are obliged to assist their brothers-in-law in maximizing profit.

The judge receives his or her share of the profit in campaign contributions from the lawyers, legalized bribery, and post-retirement from the bench as an arbitrator or mediator (often times court appointed).

eforce's picture

Real question is what happens to the money if it doesn't happen?

Because if she keeps it, I suspect she would have done it for either candidates.

Bunghole's picture

Stein is a Zio cunt

She better stick to stealing opponents political yard signs

Jubal Early's picture

Yup, and it looks like she has halohoax of the brain.  Except in her case it is the reverse, she starts with 2m and then ends up claiming over 7m will be needed to harness the goy.

Handful of Dust's picture

They can recount the number of people the Clintons have killed along the way also.

glenlloyd's picture

It's always about moving the goalpost...

Holy hand grenade of Antioch's picture
Holy hand grenade of Antioch (not verified) glenlloyd Nov 25, 2016 11:45 AM

This is normal.


The law firm of Weinstein, Katz, Liebowicz, Goldfarb, Schlossberg, & Schwartz just found out from their accounting firm of Levinson, Cohen, Greenfeld, Blum, & Rosenthal that the amounts necessary, as originally planned, would be insufficient.

Joe Davola's picture

How was I to know,
she was with the Russians too

mccvilb's picture

Jill Stein skyping from Camden, Maine? Okay. That in itself could explain a lot.

Camden is just downwind of the decommissioned Maine Yankee nuclear power plant in Wiscasset, with sixty-four 12 foot tall casks of nuclear waste sitting above ground. Every so often they're "vented" as part of a "maintenance" cycle performed by current owner Northeast Utilities. I'll leave it to readers to do the cuckulus.

mccvilb's picture for the non-believers. Scroll down bottom left. 126 million paid in fines to Northeast Electric in 2013 by the Feds, thank you very much. I had wondered why Connecticut NE Utilities bought this tar baby after it was shut down. Talk about a sweet deal. It's in another state. BTW these mislabeled pics are from Maine, not Connecticut. They don't have to look at it every day. Yucca Mountain refused to take the waste so NE Utilities gets to collect until the next earthquake or tidal wave comes along and Fukushima's the Atlantic Ocean. How fucking awesome is that? Fake news? You can't make this shit up.

J Jason Djfmam's picture

Bring Lawyers, Guns amd Money...

Holy hand grenade of Antioch's picture
Holy hand grenade of Antioch (not verified) Mother Fletcher Nov 25, 2016 3:25 PM

It's only 11...


Which means that, mathematically speaking, there should be 550 goy lawyers & accountants who (((Jill Stein))) turned down for representation.


Because , well, those other guy's stink at law & don't know how to work adding machines.


Maybe one of those poor deplorable saps will get a job at FED CHAIR or Treasury Secretary someday (u never kno)

slobbermut's picture

Oh come realistic - they probably only directly killed a couple; or did you mean those they had killed...that might require a funded effort.

evoila's picture

trump should have nominated a bunch of CFR globalists to his cabinet, and then on January 21 fired them all and replaced them with his real picks.

Vatican_cameo's picture


What a great scheme.  She taps into the emotion of the Butthurt Snowflakes and puts a price tag on "I can make it feel better".  So she raises way more money than is required, she goes through motions and what becomes of the balance?  Dr. Jill Madoff has come to town.  That will teach those Snowflakes a lesson.....

CuttingEdge's picture

I don't get it.

Why prove yourself a certified morally corrupt cunt for Hillary Clinton, Ms Stein?


Shemp 4 Victory's picture

Mystery of the Underpants Gnomes SOLVED!!!

1) Run for president with no chance of winning the election.

2) Monetize the anguish of the butthurt losers.

3) Profit!

Ms No's picture

Because she is a Bolshevik banking agent just like Bernie Sanders who showed his hand when he sold out Ron Paul's audit the fed bill.  I am surprised that anyone else is surprised by either of these two's behavior.  Socialist Zionists Bolsheviks have been known to kill just a few people... just a few...

glenlloyd's picture

I'm actually quite surprised Jill hasn't figured out that it would be even better to run three fund raising sites instead of just one. Then again maybe it doesn't matter.

I'm also shocked no one has created a fake site and redirected willing rubes over to the fake Jill S site to contribute..

chiquita's picture

Stein Global Initiative

onewayticket2's picture

it's the Clintons....all the way.....Stein has zero to do with this other than being a figurehead.


it's the clintons, not trump, who did not accept the Election results (after weeks of hearing the opposite).  

DeadFred's picture

7 mm is chump change for the CF. It can likely be claimed as a legit charitable activity (democracy and all that) and increase their ratio of charity/overhead.

Hinge Thunder's picture

Wisconsin recount is happening.. Election board has notified county clerks..  Looks like a go..

Yukon Cornholius's picture

Ahhhh, another great start to the day. Nothing like coffee and corruption to get ya going.

Fuck, I hate lawyers.

STP's picture

The  lawyers make Bloodhounds look like stuffed up, sinus sufferers.  The smell of fresh green moolah, aahhhh!  They can probably smell a penny under a manhole cover.

Future Jim's picture

Although she had said that hillary was worse than Trump, I don't think anyone believes she would be doing this under identical circumstances if Hillary had won. Why doesn't she just come right out and say that she would like to give all of her votes to Hillary?

I'm sure it's also just a coincidence that she seems to only care about the votes in the 3 states necessary to overturn Trump's victory.

Can you imagine the threats she has received after having backed Trump when he was predicted to lose, and then he won?!

Trump is trying to be a really good boy at this vulernable time before the electoral college votes, and still they do this?

RopeADope's picture

It is based on Charnin's election review.

Sometimes you Trumpeters are embarrassing to be around.

Glassport's picture

The article indicates that Stein's % percentage should have been higher, suggesting votes were stolen from her.  Okay, all fine and good IF she's trying to get to the magical 5% threshold for funding.  But the fact the she is only targetting 3 swing states kind of belies the altruistic motive don't you think?

Future Jim's picture

RopADope, Your basing it on exit polls?

Why do you think those would have been any more accurate than all of the other polls? They wouldn't, and for the same reasons.

As another example of your powers of deduction, consider that I did not vote for Trump as you claimed, I voted for James Corbett.

RopeADope's picture

My apologies in being sloppy with grammar in my comment. I was responding to all the Stein=Jew=Bad nonsense that is replete in this thread.