Is Jill Stein raising money for election recount or something else?

Jill Stein
Jill Stein

Jill Stein, the Green Party nominee who is asking for an election recount, raised twice the amount she obtained during her presidential campaign.  Is it all the money intended to expose “cyber” hacking” or to help Stein in another way?

Stein claimed that she is fighting for an electoral recount because

she is “proud to stand up for election integrity” regardless of whether it changes the outcome of the presidential race.

An even added

If she raises more money than is needed for the recount itself, … [Stein’s] campaign will use the surplus for “election integrity efforts and to promote voting system reform.”

However, Bob Biersack, the senior fellow at the Center for Responsive Politics, commented on an Associate Press article that:

“The money can’t be used for her personal benefit, but beyond that there’s some flexibility,”

According to Stein’s campaign, the 137,000 people who helped to raise money can who can later support her if she decides to run again.

Moreover, the large number of donors can benefit Stein to

influence policy by urging those donors to call lawmakers or contribute to other politicians.

That is why it seems that, as Harvard law professor Laurance Tribe commented, Stein’s main purpose by raising this money is

“trying to gain attention and establish herself as a national player.”

Stein’s decision to ask for a recount and promote a fundraising is it because she is worry of the electoral fraud or she is more concern on her political career?

What do you think?

Read more at NBC 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.