Continuing her crusade against some seemingly imaginary election tampering claims, Jill Stein has just announced that she has officially filed a recount petition in the state of Pennsylvania. According to The Hill, Stein released the following statement:
“We must recount the votes so we can build trust in our election system. We need to verify the vote in this and every election so that Americans of all parties can be sure we have a fair, secure and accurate voting system,”
Of course, per Stein's fundraising page, the recount effort in Pennsylvania is a little more involved than Wisconsin and requires at least three voters in each election district to submit an affidavit to their county board of elections requesting a recount. Luckily, Stein's attorneys have agreed to supply the affidavit language.
"In addition to the costs of a recount, we also need to find at least three voters in each election district willing to submit an affidavit to their county board of elections requesting a recount. We will be working with our legal team to develop the affidavit language to send to those willing to do so."
In PA, deadline for voter-initiated recount is today in many counties. Voters have to turn in notarized affidavits. https://t.co/Ql59oqYdoY— Dr. Jill Stein (@DrJillStein) November 28, 2016
Meanwhile, with Trump's lead at close to 70,000 votes in Pennsylvania, it's almost certain that his victory in the state will stand absent the discovery of rampant voter fraud of some sort.
So, congratulations on yet another recount milestone...while we suspect this process is completely useless, from a practical perspective, we hope that Stein is at least deriving some personal pleasure from wasting the money of disaffected Hillary supporters.