Jill Stein to file for recount in three states

Former Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein intends to file for a recount in three states.

She plans to request a recount in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania, her campaign said in a statement Wednesday.

“After a divisive and painful presidential race, reported hacks into voter and party databases and individual email accounts were causing many [Americans] to wonder if our election results are reliable,” Stein said in the statement. “These concerns need to be investigated before the 2016 presidential election is certified.” 

Stein’s campaign claimed that some of the machines used in Wisconsin were banned in California due to vulnerability to hacking.

“Greens have long been at the forefront of campaigns for election integrity,” campaign manager David Cobb said. “This effort is about holding the institutions of democracy accountable for ensuring all votes that are cast are counted.” 

{mosads} Stein launched a fundraising page on her website to bankroll a recount effort Wednesday. 

“After seeing compelling evidence of voting anomalies, the Stein/Baraka Green Party Campaign is launching an effort to ensure the integrity of our elections. With your help, are raising money to demand recounts in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania– three states where the data suggests significant discrepancies in vote totals,” the page reads.

It goes on to say the group needs to raise “over $2 million by this Friday, 4pm central,” to ensure a recount. Wisconsin’s deadline for filing is Friday afternoon, they added in the statement.

The site features a donation counter, which, as of 3:15 p.m. Wednesday, showed nearly $43,000 had been raised. An announcement on the recount filing is expected on Stein’s Facebook page, according to one report.

President-elect Donald Trump was named the winner of Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania. Election results from The Associated Press show that Stein received 1.1 percent of the vote in Michigan and Wisconsin and 0.8 percent of the vote in Pennsylvania. 

A group of election lawyers and researchers are urging Hillary Clinton to ask for a recount in the same three states, claiming that they found evidence that voting machines had been tampered with.

Updated at 3:30 p.m. 

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