The Mysterious Case Of Jill Stein's Surging Recount Costs

Tyler Durden's picture

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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DosZap's picture

Obama does, so he can remain POTUS............HE thinks.

Cursive's picture

Take ALL of the blue counties and secede already!

PoasterToaster's picture
PoasterToaster (not verified) Cursive Nov 25, 2016 10:14 AM

Why let them have it all?  Drive the UnAmericans into the sea.

BlueSceptic's picture

Nice. Nazi tactics. Very nice. Asshole

backspaceone's picture

the desperation of the left is showing. refuse to admit they lost 

SilverRhino's picture

What is telling is that they wouldnt be this desperate unless it was ALL fixing to come down.  


DosZap's picture

Wouldn't it be FAR easier to PAY OFF electors than do this?.And way easier.

PoasterToaster's picture
PoasterToaster (not verified) Nov 25, 2016 10:13 AM

How much did she raise for her own presidential campaign in total? 

You know what though... if this lead to people looking at the entire voting system it would be a good thing.  People need to understand how easy it is to fraud the vote.  It's rigged in the beginning because "they" choose two people to run out of 300 million, but in case that level of rigging doesn't produce the desired result the Tammany Hall political machines in big cities can report whatever they want to fix it.

They can stuff the ballot box, they can screw the machines over, and they can simply report fake electronic vote totals.  How can people trust in a system like this?  And that's to say nothing of the propaganda pushed by the mass media and the constraint on thought created by "political correctness" before you ever get to the voting.  Or the unassailable bureaucracy that can never be voted out.

Politics is two people diving for a gun, hoping to get it first and use it on the other person.  Somehow people have been convinced that this is the only way to exist.  Sounds sociopathic.

SoDamnMad's picture

The US seems to be able to piss away money. OK, then fund voter IDs, better call them National citizenship IDs to which with a bit of decent proof you get a picture ID used for one vote which will be a paper ballot vote.  No more machinesto rig.  I am sure we could have this in place before the next presidential election.  Non citizens, non eligible need not apply. 

Zorrohodge's picture

Probably fair and cheap voting is already a feature of cryptocurrencies. You can issue single vote coins and then have them spent to different options.

You still need to trust/administer that each and every individual has only one vote but it's coming. Block chain Id is still too creepy for people in current format.

bobbbny's picture

See Jill spend.

Would have been a great President.

NoWayJose's picture

Given the long odds of success - this sounds more like a way to enrich lawyer friends of Stein.

RozKo's picture

I don't know what they hope to accomplish? Recount all you want, if they think that the American public is going to believe that Hillary would win all three states in a recount (Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and she has to get all three for any 'presidency') they would be sadly mistaken. Trump won and Hilliary lost and any attempt to reverse that would be nothing more than a coup with installing Hillary as a dictator. It would be a full justification for a civil war, is that what they really want?

economicmorphine's picture

I suspect that is what they really want and they will continue to want it right up until they get it and start dying in the streets.  There are no safe spaces in war.

flaunt's picture

Don't worry about it.  Trump will destroy them in court if necessary.  These vile cretins stole millions of votes in other states, so if they want a full blown investigation then we can do that too. Then we'll find out just how many LEGAL votes Hillary actually got.  

More likely scenario:  This is some kind of scam and they have no intention of actually doing any recounts.  

Hinge Thunder's picture

Not a scam..  Recount is happening per Wisconsin election board..  Lock and load...

medium giraffe's picture

'FBIAnon' on 4Chan - he could have been just some joker but was disturbingly accurate regarding events which have since come to pass.  One thing FBIAnon did say was that he thought the ex Red Team Planner guy was pretty spot on regarding the outcome for civil war (i.e, the feds could not possibly hope to win).

For the whole bizarre and disturbing story see this:

highwaytoserfdom's picture


Question votes in NE blue states.....      Pizza has no choice and coal ovens to cook at that.  

Kina's picture

I thought Miichagan just did a recount.

I don't think they would do a secnd recount.

Stein should save her money, they already did it.

JustPrintMoreDuh's picture

gotta fleece the tards

New_Meat's picture

lawyers fleecing in an "inelastic market"

LA_Goldbug's picture

Thanksgiving tis the season for GIVING :-)

Panic Mode's picture

Sounds like she is asking to crowd fund her retirement (or Clinton Foundation).

J Jason Djfmam's picture

Maybe she is going fund a campaign with Al Franken on the

Franken/Stein ticket.

Burn it Down 2020!

Kina's picture

(((((Soros whore)))))

learnofjesuits's picture

Soros is Knight of Malta and his power and orders comes from there, Rothschilds and Rockefeller are also Knights of Malta, Bush and Clinton are Skull and Bones, this is all vatican masonic order of jesuits, Illuminati is top of this masonic order, they rule the world for centuries, NWO is their goal = one world government, one religion, caring for Earth's biosphere, check Georgia Guidestones

Panic Mode's picture

$4.5 mil ??!!. Give to the refugees FFS. You fucking hypocrite.

David Wooten's picture

Jill Stein gets to keep whatever is left over from her attempts to overturn the election results - assuming she spends the money to make these attempts.

dvfco's picture

She gets a new lake house next to Bernie's and the Clinton Global Initiative get the rest of the cash.

66Mustanggirl's picture

There is information that the Green Party did not support Jill Stein's recount campaign and, indeed, if you go to their party website and Facebook page, there is zero mention of it. It is said, that because Jill has undertaken this action on her own, she is no longer affiliated with them and they, in fact, have disavowed her.

She ran as a Green Party candidate. She is no longer affiliated with the Green Party. Therefore, she really isn't a presidential candidate anymore, right? How does she think she is going to demand a recount in 3 states under those circumstances??

She has raised over 5 million dollars under the banner of the Green Party, which, if untrue, means she has taken money under false pretense and, in fact, committed fraud upon the American people.

Priceless. Just priceless.

chubbar's picture

I hate to bring this up, but it dawns on me that the only two women to ever to appear on a national presidential ballot as a president nominee, appear to be not only completely corrupt assholes but out of their minds. Coincidence or what?

Darktarra's picture

Its just another money making scam ... 

Davidduke2000's picture

I hope the states would do a full recount with audit on the ids of the voters to check if they are illegal aliens or simply dead people, Trump margin in these 3 blue state would go up to500k to 700K at least probably enough to give him the popular vote too.

They cannot pick a chose which counties to count.

just the tip's picture

you obviously have no idea how a recount works.  in a recount, they include the ballots found in moving vans and mini vans parked around the corner from election board headquarters.  now that they know the number they are shooting for, they know exactly how many bags of ballots to pull. 

better luck next time.

morongobill's picture

Amazing silence from the Stein supporters. I voted for her in 2012, Trump this time- this whole thing doesn't make sense.

Vardaman's picture

Retirement scam, er, plan...

Justin Case's picture

The Cliton foundation is for these types of efforts, justice, fairness for the democracy. (puke)

_ConanTheLibertarian_'s picture

Her parents were from Russian Jewish families, and Stein was raised in a Reform Jewish household

the.ghost.of.22wmr's picture
the.ghost.of.22wmr (not verified) Nov 25, 2016 10:25 AM

Saudi headchopper$ still have a few $ up their sleeves.

voxale's picture

Another Clinton fundraising scheme to keep fleecing their sheep? Damn creative people.  Trump should make HRC his sec of Treasury.

dvfco's picture

Trump needs to make it clear that if Hillary allows the recount to continue, he will keep open the prosecution of every single person involved in her campaign, her job at the State Department and the Clinton Global Initiative.

She's only to be permitted to remain out of jail so long as she remains silent and out of sight.  She also needs to be forced to donate >90% of the money now in the Clinton Global Initiative 'charity' directly to the Red Cross, or any other charity subject to annual public audits.  We all know the Red Cross pisses away most of the money they are given each year, but at least they are cleaner than the Clintons.

Hillary & Bill need to be chopped down to size, and fast.

aardvarkk's picture

Hillary as the face of the "full faith and credit" of the USA. *shiver*

just the tip's picture

if this came  from some other source, ok, but i can't help thinking, what's in it for her?  if hillary wants to challenge the totals that's another matter.  but stein?  it sounds like what she is doing is trying to get rid of all those hillary ballots in the back of her moving van.

RabbitOne's picture

What they are trying to do is get the big Democrap cites in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania to miraculously find “missing ballots” for Hillary that reverse the certified elections. The millions this cost in fees and bribes is peanuts compared to what the Dems lose in power.

Kina's picture

Well Clintons backers wouldn't be giving her all this money unless they had a plan.

So they will invent some evidence, do a bit of framing, find some lost votes, find the Soros machines were rigged the wrong way and try to steal the election, then try to get it all through  GOP dominated houses who I believe can also challenge each electoral vote?

Then cities across the US on fire, just for Hillary.

dvfco's picture

This is exactly what I was afraid of since the election was called for Trump.

Everyone I know said, "Why are you stressed, it was a blowout in the electoral college?"

My response was always that Satan never dies and that I wouldn't be satisfied until the day after Trump was inaugurated.  She's such a deceptive whore and we all know she's trying any and every trick in the book just to get her toe into the White House.

Everyone was saying "Trump's team is playing 3-D Chess in their election campaign."

I say Hillary is playing Global Thermonuclear War.  She'll burn it all down and will never concede in reality.  Don't take your eyes off this one.


Sempi's picture

Jill Stein is Jewish, so is Soros. Do the math.

bjax's picture

She should have cut out the bullshit and just gone straight to Soros. Amazed he hasn't done a BACS already.