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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Able Ape's picture

I'll gladly recount the votes for $1 Million...Start..........Done - NO Fraud found!  Where's my money?  It's so easy, a caveman can do it!...

Golden Showers's picture

Update: The Jill Stein was grown in a beaker at Sandia, raped and tortured to fracture her psyche through trauma, and then painted green.

Her handler is Bernie Sanders.

Jill pulls greenbacks out of her anus, is sent up to be shot down, and never made a fucking bit of sense when she spoke. But she was put out there with a megaphone to bitch about non issues to people who are congenitally abnormal.

This is called the Green Party. Libertarian and previous President of the Country of New Mexico, USA who didn't give change to bums on principal got twice the votes as Miss Pissy Pants Green Shittard No Penis Jill, and I bet he had a fucking beer three weeks ago.

Jill needs to shut up, get an honorary Doctorate from UCLA, shack up with Diane Feinstien (nee Goldman), munch a rug and learn her fucking place.

Except that in this Purple Revolution Era, someone is paying her quite well to be a Cunt.

And who cares? Just another dumb bitch imposter.

Golden Showers's picture

Oh, and don't think for a minute that the women in my life couldn't punch the shit out of Jill Stein.

This ain't a woman thing. Except for the fact that, you know, women can smell mitochondrial weakness and want to avoid or absolutely destroy same.

Ain't my problem, except that usually they riff off of mens' mom genes and that's what y'all bitch ass little boys need to get.

I smell like shit. All I'm saying is that I have a sniffer too.

Jill Stein smells like formadehyde and old tampons. In a former life her lips were sewn shut. Whatever this thing is crawled out of George Sorrow's (Shwartz's) leaky asshole and needs to go home to same.

Back up in your ass with the Ressurection, Jilly Billy, and get the fuck behind me, bitch.

That's my Y defect talking. Dayum.

Your ass sniffing Irish empath... Fuck you!

joeyman9's picture

A bit too graphic dontchathink?

sister tika's picture

Georgy and Jill went up the hill to fetch a pail of clown-bucks.

Georgy fell...

Davidduke2000's picture

I doubt this money has been raised, maybe pledged but not in the bank.

mary mary's picture

"It's a fee nothing, fee nothing, fee nothing more".  (Jesus Christ Superstar)

AU5K's picture

Funding that much is shady.  Foreign sources?  Small denomination offshore credit cards?


Michigan hasnt even COUNTED yet.  A REcount could take months.

Wahooo's picture

Michigan's count is complete. Trump by 10,000+.

Yen Cross's picture

  I love it. The scumbag land sharks[attorneys] are eating their own constituents.

  Libtard scum mud-sharking at it's best. :-D

    I bet the real cost is much lower, but some palms need to be greased on 'Pedofile Island'.

Glassport's picture

Any Wisconsinites out there?  Just curious if your state government is even open today to accept a recount filing.

sister tika's picture

Scott Walker is the WI Governor. I don't think he'll put up with this sort of nefarious crap. We'll soon find out.

Intoxicologist's picture

Most state offices are open today, except for the DMV. Those employees are busy pummeling people at Brawl Mart for Black Friday deals.

Hinge Thunder's picture

It is happening now Per Wis election board...

General Titus's picture

We were warned in the 1980's that the mass murdering Bolsheviks were coming into the US to takeover and turn the US into the USSA.

Look up this "Green" who is really "Red" background, she is from Saul Alinsky Chicago by way of the Soviet Union.


any_mouse's picture

Earlier than the 80s. During WW2 the Bolshevik Jewish Left in the USA was pressuring FDR to join Stalin in fighting off the German Socialists. Stalin was their hero.

That is why "Stalin" or "Commie" does not have the meme power of "Hitler" and "NAZI".

In 1966-67 my senior year in HS, I did a report on kill counts for Hitler, Stalin, and Mao. Hitler was a poor third place by an order of magnitude. My conclusion was "why is Hitler reviled, yet Stalin and Mao are not?" Now I know.

snakehead's picture

Remember all the energy and time spent on potential vote count rigging?

So now this is a ripoff because Trump won.

Fucking hypocrites.

Swamidon's picture

Like a lot of women these days Stein looks like death warmed over.  As if she's being eaten away from the inside. 

Kefeer's picture

What is that smelly "Assroots smell"; Soros and the DNC.


Obstruction, interruption & destruction is the motto!  These devils do not go away.  I wonder if some judge is being set-up as we speak -  God help us!

Bernie Sander and Jill Stein - made from the cloth of a Chameleon.

dexter_morgan's picture

And, Trumps response is ???????


jacque's picture

Why should Trump respond..?? 

Wahooo's picture

Right now he's laughing too hard to comment.

RedDwarf's picture

She knows this won't change the results.  There are three reasons for her to do this.  Get some $$$ for herself, bleed money away from Clinton supporters, and bring to light the stupidity of paperless electronic voting machines.

Jeepers Creepers's picture

Whenever Democrats do "recounts" they always seem to find new votes.


I remember with the 2000 Florida recount, everytime they went through them new votes for Gore were found.  And then some local Democrat was found to have a voting machine in his car.

Kefeer's picture

"will you accept the results montage" This is the results of a simple YT search. 

DuneCreature's picture

How in the Hello Jello do they think they are going to recount votes on hacked, wormed, Trojan horsed, virus infested voting machines?

You mean Russian hackerz are better than Killary recruited DNC hackers who know more about bending Diebolt compromised coding than the Trump script kiddies who redirected the tallies to their own servers to tweak the numbers between the precincts and the master state aggregator machines before the totals were twisted by the NSA boys on the way to DC?

And then you have to trust the numbers as reported by Dot Gov. .... We all know how creative the dot gov number maker uppers can be. ...

Who gets a shot at the numbers first? ... The PentaGong? ... The Dept of Labor Sadistics?

Live Hard, We Could Just Have A Re-Do And Use A Paper And Pencil Ballot, If You Can't Properly Spell Your Candidate's Full Name Your Vote Doesn't Count, Die Free

~ DC v4.0

Wahooo's picture

Jill Stein can suck my goyum cock.

Robert Trip's picture

The Electoral College has already decided who our next President will be.

Do recounts until the cows come home and it won't make a bit of difference.

Who gives a chitte besides ignorant Hillary voters hoping for a Hail Mary?

chennaiguy's picture

Ha ha ha... Jill stein will take all the money from Hillary supporters and give big F U.. No , she will not file for a recount

joeyman9's picture

I was thinking that myself.  She's might be running a scam (sure looks like it with the rising goals) to skim more money from her "supporters."  Better watch out Jill, the guys "grass roots" you are playing with play for keeps and won't tolerate corruption when it goes against them.

rosiescenario's picture

Here's my best guess at the outcome if there is a re-count: Voter fraud is discovered and Trump's winning margin goes up accordingly.


Perhaps rosiescenario. Perhaps Donald Trump is funding this in an effort to put to bed the idea that Russian hackers rigged the election for him, and quell the demonstrations/disbelief by proving that the rigging (if there was any) was in fact the fine folks from the DNC. I have a hard time accepting that HRC put Jill up to this. I can see Jill doing this in the name of social justice / electoral integrity.

What was that off-the-record thing President Obama told Mr Trump???

jacque's picture

Oh Please do the recount and audit, it wont matter anyway, but I'd like to know how many non-citizens and dead people voted.

JustPastPeacefield's picture

Sounds like a full-employment scheme for currently out-of-work HRC lawyers and political hacks. You were planning on six figures as a federal layabout somewhere, and now the mortgage payment is due. You can't actually get honest employment, so see if you have enough influence to get on the recount campaign. Kisses all around for the loyal suck ups, and favors to call in when Clinton 'the younger' is foisted on us all.

Most of us would get thrown in jail for such blatant corruption and fraud. Jill Stein - you are as much a fraud as the Clintons. Camille, time to call your girl out big time.  

Downtoolong's picture


So, the actual cost of the recount turns out to be 3-4 times the original budget forecast.


It reminds me of that other project we all know called "every government program ever initiated".




poeg's picture

So once Wikileaks dumps her email... any bets against DNC contact? Any at all?

Son of Captain Nemo's picture

I voted for her. And I hate to admit it...

But something stinks to low hell with this! And the smell reeks of George Soros "breaking wind"...


Rich Monk's picture

Stein is your typical marxist, communist, atheist Jew wanting to destroy Western Cultures and Christianity.

joeyman9's picture

And get more money for herself along the way.

Catullus's picture

Smells like Slush Fund

Squidbilly's picture
Squidbilly (not verified) Nov 25, 2016 11:04 AM

"we hacked some voting machines", "if you like your voting machines, you can keep your voting machines"

Doom and Dust's picture

What hacking is this goldedelperelstein woman talking about?

Michigan has paper ballots only ffs.

Downtoolong's picture


Let me guess, she’s going to be hiring the new law firm of Holder, Podesta, Clinton, and Lynch.


MS7's picture

Spirit cooking lunches don't come cheap.

bruinfan's picture

When is she going to call for recounts in New Hampshire, Minnesota, and Nevada?

orangegeek's picture

Keep on giving Snowflakes!!!!



melpheos's picture

If there is nothing shady about the total, why would it be a problem to recount.

The total getting raised day after day means they are probably going to spend the cash left over to do more recounts in different states

66Mustanggirl's picture

Yes, and I'm sure Americans will accept without question recounts that take place 3,4,5 weeks out from the election.

Uh-huh. RRIIGGHHTTTT......

Hata Mari's picture

I don't think they can .. there are time limits recount filings have to adhere to.