Jill Stein’s Plead for Ballot Recount


Gillian Holmgren, Online News Editor

A few weeks after Donald Trump won the presidential election, Jill Stein announced that she would be campaigning for a recount in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania.
A lot of Clinton and non-Trump supporters felt that Hillary Clinton should have won based on polls and statistic gathered before the election. Jill Stein had the same suspicions but rather than changing the results of the election, her goal is ensure the results were found accurately and without fraudulence.
“Honestly, it seems pointless. If they did miscount or something went wrong during the counting process, it’s still too large of a gap for anything to change. The only way it could possibly change the outcome is if the polling was rigged or hacked,” So. Julia Peterson said.
Hillary Clinton’s team also looked into a recount but after not finding any evidence of hacking or outside attempts to alter the voting technology, they decided it wouldn’t have made a difference in the the results.
If the outcome does change because of a mistake, it will most likely not change the results of the election. Even in the closest of these states, (Michigan) the number of votes separating Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton is still a lot bigger than the largest margin ever overcome in a recount.
“Though it probably won’t change anything, I think it’s still important and worth it to look into the results of the voting in these few states. If for nothing else, to hold the integrity of the voting system and provide a sense of security to the American people about their votes,” So. Rowan Morris said.
Stein, who has raised over $6 million since asking for a recount, has talked about her  want for evidence, at the very least, to prove the voting system is fair and accurate. For her, the recount is about the principal of accurately counting ballots.