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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oncemore's picture

jews at work.

0.000xx% of population.

dirty people.

Kina's picture

exit polls were worthless for this election. pointless to even refer to them.

hustler etiquette's picture

Who Wants to be a Millionaire has found a new host and beaucoup buckets of melted snowflakes to pilfer from. Get'em Jill

mendigo's picture

Washington Post committing to full on aliens landing leftist propaganda retardation. Apparently the russians threw the election for Trump. Aparrently thier disinfo campain was more effective then wapo nyt facebook soros et al.

This thing is far from over. Need a directory of establishment disinfo channels and constant monitoring.

Add rt as regular news source. Its a bit slanted but what isnt. Need to overcome this effort to silence alternative voices.

Btw: Strongly reccomend animated movie Iron Giant to watch with the kids. Its a positive message and very well done and educational re. government beauracrats. My kids understand.

Dont buy from Amazon please.

AmandaFawndel's picture

So Jew Stein is lying about money?

angry_dad's picture
angry_dad (not verified) Nov 25, 2016 11:33 AM

This recound debacle will reveal more DEM crookedness as they ran the most crooked campaign in the history of the country loaded with smut, smears, lies, and financial crimes.


How many times have you heard;

"he must be cheating because I'm cheating and still can't catch him"


LOL at these chumps because there is no there there

El_Puerco's picture

HEY!...People!..I found this writing I hope you ENJOY it!


Serial Killer Hillary Will Steal the Election-Millions Will Die in the Aftermath

David Hodges, Nov 24 2016


 Bill and Hillary Clinton are two of the greatest serial killers in American History. I have frequently stated that Hillary Clinton will become known as the FEMA Camp President if she were ever elected or is able to steal the election. The following paragraphs and video will illustrate the truthfulness of this statement.

As Jim Stone has pointed out, Jill (how much was paid by the Clinton Foundation) Stein has demanded and been granted a recount. Stein is clearly operating as a proxy for Clinton. The rumor is she has been offered the Secretary of the Interior, or the Director of the EPA if Clinton is named the President on this appeal. This rumor has a great deal of credibility, Why? Because Stein, from an election point, has nothing to gain from this recount. The only beneficiary is Hillary Clinton. This is obviously a case of tit for tat.

Subsequently, Hillary Clinton has gained, through proxy, a recount of Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania. Hillary is indeed going to steal the election if we permit it.

When Hillary steals the election you can count on a false flag followed by martial law. Martial law will be used as an excuse to begin to murder and incarcerate her political enemies right down to the alternative media and their followers. You can take this to the bank, if Hillary Clinton is able to steal the election, she will do away with, in Bill Ayers fashion, her opponents. Then, she will preside over the breakup of the United States (Calexit, Cascadia, Reconquista Atlzlan, etc).. This will be culminated by her getting what’s left of the US in a third world war with Russia in which the US is devastated.

Therefore it is time to remind the country of who and what the Clintons are, two of the biggest serial killers ever. It is this kind of legacy that will lead to the following:


The immediate future of our country depends on Hillary not being successful in stealing the election. If Hillary Clinton manages to steal the election, she will not hesitate to do away with all dissidents who oppose her.

America, many of our lives depend on us making this a rallying cry. If we are silent, many of us will not survive.



Racin Rabitt's picture

Why worry? Sure, if they managed this it would be bad for everyone, but it will be worst for the feckin' snowflakes.  In a real fight their gonna go down like prison yard punks. The sad thing is that hard working people will have to work even harder. Stacking them up like cord wood and burning them.

On the flip side, these leftist won't have so much time and money for

Pizza and ping pong.

Nobodys Home's picture

Thanks I reposted excerts from this on BB. I hope that's ok....If not Sue me.

mendigo's picture

I think recount is ok.

Also sample confirm voter credentials.

Find it hard to believe that many living americans voted for the beast.

lasvegaspersona's picture

!HILLARY is still she can't be involved.

drunkchiwawa's picture

Soviet math at its finest

Dr_Snooz's picture

I was a registered Green until I flipped to vote for Trump in the primaries. I was planning to flip back after the election, but not any more. Thank you Jill Stein for demonstrating so clearly what side of history you are on. You Greens are dead to me now.

I have to say that this election sure has made it easy to tell the servants of evil from the servants of light.

Nobs Here's picture

Welcome Doc, pull up a chair and expose corrupt Globalist in comfort. 

Racin Rabitt's picture

She needs the costs and donations to ramp up so that in the flurry of activity increasing amounts of cash will get bumped off the table. In their dedication and focus, the counters will kick the annoying bundles of distraction away from their feet, into the shadows of the table. Later, when things calm down, one of Jillary's sycophants will sweep up overlooked cash and.......

Beachouse! Pizza and ping pong!

Kina's picture

So if the plan is too steal the election the pedo Clinton camp will now be working behind the scenes in those states now to rig the recount.

Hope the fbi are wire tapping all secret video.

nobodysfool's picture

I hope James O'Keefe is working on exposing these insane sore losing Libtards at every state election office!

Intoxicologist's picture

Bring it. It's still deer season in Wisconsin with about 700,000 armed Trump backers.

Nobodys Home's picture

They are. They'll use it for blackmail and control when they allow the effort to succeed. Remember Mr. Comeyfingers and Lowrenta?

nobodysfool's picture

These Libtards better be carefull what they wish for!  If they start verifying every vote in those "swing states," they're liable to find much more than they asked for in the form of dead people, fake names, non-citizens, duplicates, etc. etc. etc. ALL of which would be democrat in nature!!  

Whoever commits a fraud is guilty not only of the particular injury to him who he deceives, but of the diminution of that confidence which constitutes not only the ease but the existence of society”  
Samuel Johnson 

New World Chaos's picture

Yeah but you can't prove how specific people voted.  It's theoretically possible that all the illegals voted for Trump and all the stuffed ballot boxes in black areas of Philadelphia were for Trump (over 100% turnout in some previous elections) and it's possible that George Soros's voting machines voted for Trump.  There is no way to untangle such trickery and therefore these votes must stand.  Statistical adjustments will not be allowed... unless they can be made to benefit Hillary.  Probably the only votes to be recounted will be the new ones they will discover in the trunk of some official's car.  Any fixes to this fucked system are RACIST and therefore verboten. 

Intoxicologist's picture

How are all these butthurt snowflakes gonna cope if they send all their puppy-chow-kleenex-play-doh money to the recount effort?!

shimmy's picture

Oh I hope she hits the 7 mil and it goes up to 10 mil.

I wonder how many millions she is going to pocket from this bullshit. 




RafterManFMJ's picture

This reminds me of Star Citizen.

And I reach the 10 million level I'll throw in a "recount" Tshirt!

Sir John Bagot Glubb's picture

Has the stentch of Soros on it.  Secret money man.  Trump needs to put him away.  Leavenworth would be too good.  Maybe Gitmo for him.  He can break bread with the "victims" there.   

And if the Libtards uncover Democrat voter fraud, they might be making Jeff Sessions case for the DOJ when that place gets cleaned up and the Career Communists that Obama packed the place with are relegated to prosecuting federal parking tickets.  I hope Sesssions locks them out of the DOJ computer system.  

konadog's picture

Did Jill hire the Rose Law Firm?  :-)

OutaTime43's picture

According to Michigan, it only costs $150,000 to reimburse the state for a recount. She's committing fraud. 

thebigunit's picture

I propose that David Duke donate $50 to the Jill Stein recount effort.

Visualize the headlines in the dominant media.  Well worth $50.

OutaTime43's picture

From her website.."..If we raise more than what's needed, the surplus will also go toward election integrity efforts and to promote voting system reform..."


So, what the hell is promoting voting system reform? Sounds like fraud. She needs to be investigated.

Hata Mari's picture

She'll use the overflow to set up her own Foundation, which will, of course, promote 'voter integrity'.

WomanMarine's picture

Why do I suspect IL/MO will be brought into this debachery called an election.

Alex Jones debunked a FAKE link, not the original.

BadDog's picture

This is not going to be good for Jill Stein.

Bopper09's picture

It's good if she wants to make 10 million dollars. 

Bloodstock's picture

Jill Stein is now a confirmed sell out and has single handedly killed the Green Party. Bitch!

Publicus's picture

She's just jewing the Berniecucks one more time.

any_mouse's picture

This reeks of a Craigslist scam. Once you are on the hook something comes up that requires more cash.

Alternately, someone is laundering money.

Steeley's picture

I think they're counting it wrong.

Wait until they go to withdraw it and find $1.37, a paperclip and a button.

alangreedspank's picture

Headline should be "Soros orders US elections recount"

DukeMakewater's picture

As of 10/19 Stein raised $3.5M for her campaign according to OpenSecrets.  Now she is up to $4.5M for a recount to confirm her loss.  That makes sense to me. 
Trust no one, Mulder.

Nobodys Home's picture

They're just building up their war chest. 4th gen folks. Stay asymetric. They'll lose.

lolmao500's picture

Stealing money from hillary voters. LOL

Internet-is-Beast's picture

It's amazing how she looks like she could be a double for Gloria Steinem. Just google either one and select images.

johnwburns's picture

Stein is there to launder the contributions, period. 

Maybe Trump should throw his own turd into the punchbowl although there is a chance that the  potential results could play into their hands.

Trump should ask for recounts in 4 close states that she won, say MN 1.5%, NV 2.5%, CO 4.9% and VA 5.3%. Throw in NH where the spread was 0.4%. VA had at least 60,000 votes from released felons so that should look pretty good the second time around. I'm absolutely  100% sure there was no illegal voting in NV. Got some real potential quagmires here. 

Occams_Chainsaw's picture

Get the Trump people to donate .01 cents to this.  Put it on your credit card....the transactions fees would result in negative charges and start taking money out of the pool.

NotBuyingIt's picture

Oh, that's brilliant! However, I wouldn't want these scumbags to have my cc number. Hitlery's campaign signed up one-time small amount donors to recurring billing so when they thought they were donating $25, as much as $99 was withdrawn from their accounts (over a few different transactions, of course. The thieves stayed under $100 to avoid triggering fraud investigations with the banks.)

Solution; Make the .01 donation, and then report your card lost or stolen. Be sure to tell the bank that your last transaction was the .01 donation. LOL!

Occams_Chainsaw's picture

Well damn....that's the first charge of being brilliant that has happened in my life.  Just ask Mrs. Chainsaw....she will tell you otherwise.  However, your add on to my thoughts are totally spot on.  Dontate a penny....kill your account....move on (not .org).

tip e. canoe's picture

brilliant...this needs to get meme'd toots sweet.

maybe ask tylers to put on their twitter feed?

ali-ali-al-qomfri's picture




i think she has no standing and is not a gracious loser, but rather a narcissist.

SpanishGoop's picture

Wait until all those who demand a recount and paid are going to demand a refund.