The Wisconsin Recount BEGINS TOMORROW: Thursday, December 1, 2016.
Yesterday, a Wisconsin state judge rejected Dr. Jill Stein’s law suit in which she requested that the recount in Wisconsin be conducted by hand. Many people believe that the only way to uncover any real evidence of malfeasance is by a hand recount. Otherwise, potential hacking or tampering cannot readily be identified.
Judge Valerie Bailey-Rihn ruled that the 3 million votes cast in Wisconsin can begin in recount proceedings tomorrow, Thursday December 1st, 2016. Local officials will be responsible for deciding how to conduct the recount and will let the authority lie with them.
There are 72 county clerks that will be required to participate in this recount and that are NOT being required to count ballots by hand as requested by both the Stein and Clinton camps.
Meanwhile, our petition for Green to seek recounts in additional states has earned about 23,000 signatures. There is no word yet on whether Stein will seek further recounts, although she has stated she would seek them if the deadlines have not yet passed. You can help in this effort at ceimn.org
HOW YOU CAN HELP:
- Here is the contact information for the Wisconsin County Clerks Association Election Committee, and a full list of individual county clerks can be found right here. Please contact them individually and let them know that the entire nation is watching, and that they MUST protect the integrity of free and fair elections and do a hand recount to ensure that not malfeasance occurred in this election. They will each have individual authority in determining how their County counts the votes.
2. Hillary Clinton has also put out a request for volunteers! If you are one of ye’ ole faithful, this will be a lovely opportunity to help out without the glitz and glamour, just a time for true loyalists to do the difficult and steady work of helping protect free and fair elections. And one last chance to help our girl. Volunteer with Hillary Clinton in Wisconsin here.
Our petition seeking additional recounts in North Carolina, Arizona, and Florida has received 23,000 signatures. You may check out an update here.