Green Party Nominee Asks for Vote Recount

Jill Stein
Jill Stein

When people heard the result of the election, many could not believe that Trump became the winner since many polls claimed that the citizens preferred Clinton. That is why many are wondering if there was a miscalculation of the votes. NBC News reported that Jill Stein, the green party nominee, wants to raise money to launch a recount of the votes in key states such Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.

Although nobody, including the Green Party, has proof of fraud or irregularities during the election, some people fear that Russian hackers may have compromised the voting system.

Stein argued that:

“After a divisive and painful presidential race, reported hacks into voter and party databases and individual email accounts are causing many Americans to wonder if our election results are reliable. These concerns need to be investigated before the 2016 presidential election is certified. We deserve elections we can trust.”

The problem is that each state requires expensive fees for the recount and the deadlines are getting closer.

Stein tells supporters she needs to raise “over $2 million by this Friday, 4 p.m. central” in order to put her plan to action.

However, CBS News reported that it, because of the wide margin of Trump’s victory, it is unlikely that the voting machines were compromised.  The article also added that the results would not change even if the Democratic party won in one of those key states.

Thankfully, the Democratic Party is not trying to pursue a recount. It understands that it is important to have a peaceful transfer of power instead of encouraging protests against Trump.

It is unfortunately that some candidates are unable to accept that Donald Trump won and they are trying to find a hidden reason for his victory.  They do not what to believed that, as the NBC News’s article stated,

The more likely reason for Clinton’s loss was an unforeseen breakdown in the Democratic turnout machine in key states, and Democrats simply staying home.

Read more at CBS News

Photo Credit to Gage Skidmore

Maria Robles is a recent graduate from New Jersey City University. She believes that everyone should be informed about current issues affecting our society.