Officials in the Obama administration have thrown cold water on the effort by Jill Stein to recount votes in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania.
The effort is being spearheaded by Green Party candidate Jill Stein, who has echoed arguments that Russia may have hacked US voting machines to interfere with the outcome of the November 8 election.
Jill Stein’s credibility seems to be sinking fast as both the Obama administration and the Clinton campaign have released statements this morning indicating they’ve failed to uncover a single shred of election hacking evidence.
The Obama administration confirmed their confidence in the election results via comments made to the New York Times saying that the election was “free and fair from a cybersecurity perspective” and that votes “accurately reflect the will of the American people.”
The Obama administration said on Friday that despite Russian attempts to undermine the presidential election, it has concluded that the results “accurately reflect the will of the American people.”
The statement came as liberal opponents of Donald J. Trump, some citing fears of vote hacking, are seeking recounts in three states — Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania — where his margin of victory was extremely thin.
Stein contended that this was a “hack-riddled election” that warrants a second look at the votes. Trump won by thin margins in the three states Stein aims to contest.
The Green Party sought to raise $7 million to fund the recount. Fundraising surpassed the $5 million mark on Friday. For her part, Stein only received one percent of the vote nationally.
Of course, while Stein reiterated numerous allegations of foreign
hacking that were well circulated, yet never officially linked to a specific source, before the election, her petition didn’t offer a single shred of actual, tangible evidence that the election results in Wisconsin were in anyway tampered with.