Trump Election: Jill Stein to Launch Count My Vote Campaign

Former Green Party Presidential nominee Jill Stein
Former Green Party Presidential nominee Jill Stein

Machine insecurity, inconstant practices, and the large number of vote changes all point to a system that is broken. ~ Stein Campaign

By Rakesh Raman

Former Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein, who had warned that the November election may be rigged, has not yet given up, although Donald Trump has been elected as the next President of America.

Stein will hold a rally Tuesday (January 3rd, 2017) and launch the Count My Vote Campaign. The Wisconsin Green Party is sponsoring the new campaign to push for fair elections in the State of Wisconsin.

After 161,000 people donated an average of $50 to pay for the recounts, with 10,000 volunteering to observe, 3656 in Wisconsin alone, the Stein2016 campaign and the Wisconsin Green Party have been analyzing the Board of Canvasser reports that have come in as well as the Recount Observer reports.

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“We have found some disturbing things. Machine insecurity, inconstant practices, and the large number of vote changes all point to a system that is broken. This doesn’t even take into account all the ballots that were not hand counted, making it impossible to audit the vote in those counties, the largest being Milwaukee County,” the Stein campaign revealed.

Flaws in the Election Process

Stein has been spearheading the campaign to highlight the flaws in the U.S. election system. Last week, she approached the U.S. Department of Justice through her attorney demanding a probe in the election process.

Stein’s attorney has written a letter to the Attorney General Loretta Lynch, asking for an investigation into the integrity of the U.S. election system generally, and the voting machines specifically.

Earlier, the Stein campaign had applied for vote recounts in Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.

Now, the letter dated December 23 suggests that the attempted recount process has uncovered that voting machines relied on in these states and across the country are prone to human and machine error and vulnerable to tampering and hacking.

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“The recount also found that the states’ efforts to protect their systems may be insufficient, particularly in low-income communities and communities of color. Each of these grave concerns warrants federal intervention,” the Stein campaign stated.

Although Trump has received majority of the 538 state-by-state electoral votes to win the presidency, his rival Hillary Clinton won 48.2% of the popular vote compared with 46.1% for Trump.

In other words, Clinton got nearly 3 million more votes than what Trump got in the November election. But the U.S. election system declared Trump as the winner.

Besides the hacking of Democratic Party’s emails, the Stein campaign alleges that the touchscreen voting machines were also hacked and voters’ databases were stolen to facilitate Trump’s win.

The Inauguration Day ceremony will take place on January 20, 2017 when Trump is scheduled to begin his four-year term as President.

By Rakesh Raman, who is a government award-winning journalist and runs free school for deserving children under his NGO – RMN Foundation.

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