Donald Trump’s objection to a hand recount of nearly 4.8 million votes in Michigan, which the Trump campaign submitted yesterday, is the latest in a series of efforts to block three states from verifying the accuracy and integrity of their elections. His campaign team is aggressively working to obstruct and weaken recounts demanded by voters in:
Pennsylvania, where late Thursday evening, just hours after his vote lead fell from more than 70,000 to 46,435, Trump moved to block the vote recount, claiming that it “puts Pennsylvania at grave risk”;
Wisconsin, where Trump allies in the State Republican Party logged a complaint with the FEC, arguing for the full recount to be thrown out; and Trump’s Super PAC and others filed a federal lawsuit against the Wisconsin Election Commission to enjoin the recount;
Michigan, where Trump lawyers filed an objection with the Board of State Canvassers to block Michigan’s recount, and the state’s Attorney General similarly moved Friday to halt the recount.
“We won’t stand down as Donald Trump and his allies seek to frivolously obstruct the legal processes set up to ensure the accuracy, security and fairness of our elections. – Jill Stein
If you would like to donate to the recount efforts, which are being publicly funded and are still in need of around $2m to go through, you can do so here. You do have to be an American to donate, unfortunately, but please pass this on to your American followers if nothing else.
Today ended the three days visit of the U.S. Female Soccer Team Captain & Goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris and Coach Jill Ellis to Liberia on what was their first visit to Africa. The duo had several high level meetings and played soccer with students of the Monrovia Football Academy (an academic & soccer module program) amongst several other activities. They also did motivational sections with young students and athletes as well. Imagine growing up as a young woman and playing soccer was a taboo. Many years down the line you are handed a World Cup Trophy as a winning Team and captian- This is the story of both Coach Ellis & Captain Harris. Our office coordinated the motivational talks sessions. We like to thank everyone for the support especially the team at the U.S. Embassy in Monrovia. #makingitwork
i’m actually so annoyed now because all of the media, pundits, and reporters are making jokes about the recount being a scam and jill stein using it to steal people’s money, while conveniently leaving out the fact that wisconsin continued to raise the price of the recount (the recount is currently underway), and that the stein team only dropped the statewide recount of pennsylvania because the state asked for another $1 at the last minute for a ridiculous reason (they’re still recounting county by county and are still pushing for forensic audits).
i honestly believe that jill stein and her party believes in election integrity and making sure that we have honest and fair elections in this country. nothing so far has signaled to me that this was a money-making scheme, but the media has done everything in their power to frame it that way.
i have absolutely no faith that the mainstream media will be able to help us in the long run throughout these next four years. we’re on our own.