Jill Stein is not exactly every liberal’s favorite person lately. But now, she’s gone and raised the necessary funds for a recount which should please many. Or actually, maybe it’s not the necessary amount, she needs more.
Yesterday, Stein announced that she wanted to crowdsource $2.5 million to file the paperwork for recounts in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania. This was spurred by New York Magazine’s reporting that a group of computer scientists and election lawyers were urging the Clinton campaign to demand a recount due to suspicions of hacker interference. With deadlines for the recounts looming, and sources saying that the White House was just focused on a smooth transition, it was up to Dr. Stein to step into the breach.