Stein: You can’t see voter fraud without checking results

Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein says double-checking election results is the only way to detect voter fraud.

“You cannot see voter fraud unless you actually check the votes,” she said on CNN Tuesday morning. "There’s absolutely no way to know. We should have checks and balances built into the process. 


“There should be an automatic audit, and we should not be using these voting machines that have been proven to be so incredibly unreliable, that are incapable of actually reading what the marking is on the piece of paper.”

Stein added she had been talking about a recount before Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump: I hope voters pay attention to Dem tactics amid Kavanaugh fight South Korea leader: North Korea agrees to take steps toward denuclearization Graham calls handling of Kavanaugh allegations 'a drive-by shooting' MORE defeated Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonHillary Clinton: FBI investigation into Kavanaugh could be done quickly Hillary Clinton urges Americans to 'check and reject' Trump's 'authoritarian tendencies' by voting in midterms EXCLUSIVE: Trump says exposing ‘corrupt’ FBI probe could be ‘crowning achievement’ of presidency MORE for the presidency earlier this month.

“I’ve always said when I was asked throughout the campaign, 'Would I stand up and call for a recount if there were doubts about the reliability of the vote?' ” she said. "I’ve always said yes.

“I’ve never taken sides in this election between the two establishment candidates. We do not have skin in the game. We’re here to stand up for everyday voters who need a better way forward.”

The Wisconsin Elections Commission said last Friday it would undertake a recount after separate requests from Stein and Reform Party nominee Rocky De La Fuente.

An attorney for Clinton announced Saturday the Democratic nominee’s team would participate in the recount effort there.

Marc Elias, the campaign’s general counsel, added it would join the recount despite its analysts finding little evidence of election sabotage.

Trump, who is now president-elect, vowed Sunday that “nothing would change” after the recount.

Stein is nonetheless pushing forward with similar efforts elsewhere after raising millions of dollars.

Stein on Monday filed for a recount in Pennsylvania and is hoping to launch a similar effort in Michigan before a Wednesday deadline.