Did Liberals Get Conned? How Is Jill Stein Spending the Money She Raised for Bogus 2016 Recounts?

Remember Jill Stein’s shoddy 2016 recounts? Remember how she raised more for this nonsense effort than for her entire 2016 campaign? She raised over $7 million for this effort, and she seems to be spending it on her staff. Not in a lavish sense, but they told Daily Beast it’s because they’re continuing the recount initiative. A bit odd since Stein promised that there would be a vote on how the rest of the fund raised would be distributed. So far, that has not happened.

As liberals licked their wounds, with some still recovering from the shock of Trump’s win, Stein decided to pour gasoline on this dumpster fire of an election year for the Left by announcing that she would file for recounts in Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin. There were absurd allegations of hacking, but no evidence—none. Also, some of the areas in these states had paper ballots. Pollsters mocked the idea. Nate Cohn at The New York Times noted a couple of things that showed why this conspiracy theory was bonkers. One, Trump did well in Iowa and Minnesota, winning the former and coming within less than two points of winning Minnesota. So, clinching Wisconsin is not unusual.

“Metro Wisconsin, where Clinton did well, uses paper; rural Wisconsin, where she collapsed like everywhere, is electronic,” tweeted Cohn. So, the hack theory doesn’t survive the ‘am I crazy’ test. It was total garbage, but sadly, enough liberals were desperate enough to believe anything to try and cancel Trump’s upset win. Sorry, folks—Hillary just lost. She’s a two-time loser who will never be president. Still, Stein forged ahead (via Daily Beast):

Ongoing litigation, travel costs, and staff salaries are also likely to eat up whatever is left, meaning those who donated to Stein are unlikely to receive a once-promised chance to vote on how the post-recount money would be spent. Nor have donors been given much of a window into how Stein is actually spending their donations. . .

In reality, it wasn’t even Stein’s idea to contest the results. Well-respected computer scientists, in need of legal standing and a proxy, urged her to do it after the Clinton campaign declined. That she raked in more than $7.3 million raised eyebrows, but that money was freely given by people who wanted her to pursue the costly process of double checking the ballots. In exchange, the Stein campaign promised to let the approximately 161,000 donors exercise their right to vote on how to disperse any money left over.

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