The Green Party’s Jill Stein made headlines last week when she began raising funds for what will surely be a frivolous recount of several states’ November 8th elections.
Hillary Clinton’s team jumped on board as well, possibly before realizing that Stein was simply padding her own pockets with the recount fundraiser money, knowing full well that several of the states would buck back against Stein’s initiative. Donald Trump rightfully called the whole thing a “scam”, and now even Stein’s own Green Party is seeming to side with the President-Elect.
“As the American Thinker reported: Dr. Margaret Flowers, Green Party candidate for Senate from Maryland, released a letter on her campaign site complaining about the misuse of time and funds in the Green Party’s name, suggesting their efforts be redirected to more important party causes. The letter was signed by over 200 Green Party members, candidates and party officials.
“The relevant bits of the letter are below:
“‘There are significant electoral reforms needed to make elections more democratic and more representative of the people. While we support electoral reforms, including how the vote is counted, we do not support the current recount being undertaken by Jill Stein.’
“‘The decision to pursue a recount was not made in a democratic or a strategic way, nor did it respect the established decision making processes and structures of the Green Party of the United States (GPUS). The recount has created confusion about the relationship between the Green and Democratic parties because the states chosen for the recount are only states in which Hillary Clinton lost. There were close races in other states such as New Hampshire and Minnesota where Clinton won, but which were not part of the recount. And this recount does not address the disenfranchisement of voters; it recounts votes that were already counted rather than restoring the suffrage of voters who were prevented from voting.’
“‘As a candidate, Dr. Stein has the right to call for a recount. However, we urge the GPUS to distance itself from any appearance of support for either Democrats or Republicans. We are well aware of the undemocratic actions taken during the primaries by the DNC and the Clinton campaign. Greens cannot be perceived to be allied with such a party.'”
With Stein being denied outright by Wisconsin, and now the admonishment of her own political party raining down upon her, will she finally return to her seclusion somewhere in the far left wing of American junk politics?
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