Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Jill Stein Is Trying To Make More Waves. What Is Her Goal?
If you thought Jill Stein was done protesting the election result, you were wrong
Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein speaks at a news conference on Fifth Avenue across the street from Trump Tower December 5, 2016 in New York City. Stein, who has launched recount efforts in Michigan and Wisconsin, spoke about demanding a statewide recount on constitutional grounds in Pennsylvania. (Image source: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
Former Green Party presidential candidate still isn’t ready to accept the results of the Nov. 8 election.
After unsuccessfully pushing for vote recounts in three traditionally blue states that went for President-elect Donald Trump — Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin — Stein is now refocusing her efforts on starting an investigation into alleged vote tampering and faulty vote counting machines.
These accusations are similar to those raised before by Stein in connection with recount efforts spearheaded by her campaign, and are widely considered to be without factual merit. Further, it is unclear what mechanism, if any, would exist for the election results to be changed no matter what any investigation might reveal.
Stein tweeted a link to the letter she and her attorneys sent to the DOJ.
We write to urge the Department of Justice to launch an investigation into the integrity of our nation’s election system generally, and our nation’s voting machines specifically, based on the information we discovered in the course of this representation. The attempted recount process has uncovered that voting machines relied on in these states and across the country are prone to human and machine error, especially in under-resourced black and brown communities, and vulnerable to tampering and hacking. The recount also found that the states’ efforts to protect their systems may be insufficient, particularly in low-income communities and communities of color. Each of these grave concerns warrants federal intervention.
The Justice Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment from TheBlaze on Tuesday.