Does Hillary Clinton still have a chance?
For many, this election has been difficult to swallow. For people like Jill Stein, a longtime supporter and ally of Hillary Clinton, it’s downright unacceptable. As soon as the results came in last Wednesday, she was already prepared to demand the recount of votes from states Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. To support her endeavor, Stein has created a fundraising website to cover the enormity of money the recount would cost. Supposedly, she has raised over $2 million already, but that will not be enough.
It is estimated to cost up to $6 million or $7 million in order to recount each vote from the three states. Stein is persistent with the notion that something went wrong with these states’ votes, and it’s necessary to take action, even legal action, to rectify the situation. She claims the election results are the fault of Russian computer hackers trying to place Trump in the White House. “The issue must be addressed,” she insists. “Hillary Clinton deserved to win those states.”
Although it is a big feat and a costly one at that, Stein explained that their only hope with this project was to achieve a fair and just result. Clinton herself was advised to follow the same path and ensure the results had not been tampered with. Her anticipated victory has made the loss an even greater and more confusing disappointment. Before Election Day, Clinton was shown to have a strong lead over Trump, which is why her fans are supporting and pleading for the recount. “This will be interesting,” said Dr. Barbara Simons.
If their wish is granted, Donald Trump may not take up the presidency at all. However, it may be too late for a recount to make each state’s deadline.