Jill Stein is single-handedly undermining our democracy by alleging voter fraud where there’s no evidence of it occurring.
Despite this, she continues to push for recounts only in states that Hillary Clinton lost, which is making people question what her true motives are. Regardless, she’s been suffering some serious setbacks along the way, and the latest pretty much makes her efforts all but dead.
Pennsylvania is the one state she would have absolutely needed to flip in order to affect the outcome of the election, and it looks like that’s not going to happen. In fact, a judge just denied the petition requests in 78 of the state’s counties, which means there’s zero chance that a recount would accomplish anything at all.
Check it out, via The Times Herald:
“What we keep going back to is that our voting machines are not connected to the internet,” said board of elections Solicitor Nicole Forzato. “Montgomery County takes great, great pride in being concerned about its infrastructure for IT generally, and they have gone through a vigorous process to make sure our technology general, including voter services technology and the voting machines are safe and secure to use. ”
The judge did not give an explanation of his dismissal, but objections made by Forzato focused on two areas: first, that there was insufficient evidence to suggest that the machines had been tampered with in any way and second, that the petitions were not filed properly with the proper fees.
Stein campaign attorney Ilann Maazel argued that voting machines throughout Pennsylvania were vulnerable to hacking. He stated that the effort to request a recount or analysis of the machines was to make sure every vote was counted.
“We know that Donald Trump won the vote of machines in Pennsylvania. We want to know who won the vote of the people,” Maazel said.
Maazel also argued that the manner in which the petitions were filed, county-by-county and district-by-district, was a result of “byzantine” election statutes in the commonwealth.
“They’re requiring fees that don’t exist, they are proposing deadlines that don’t exist,” Maazel said. “The Republican Party is saying that over 27,000 people in 9,000 districts have to request a recount or there can’t be a recount anywhere. What kind of system is that? That is a disgrace.”
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) November 29, 2016
It’s time to go home, Jill, you’re drunk and this is going nowhere fast.
[H/T: Zero Hedge]