About time. Just end this nonsense RIGHT NOW!!!
Well, look what we have here — the Republican Party of Wisconsin has filed a complaint with the Federal Elections Commission against Jill Stein. The complaint alleges that in her recount effort, the failed Green Party presidential candidate serves as nothing more than a front for Hillary Clinton’s campaign — something Stein laughably denies.
This was all set in motion over the weekend beginning with Clinton campaign’s attorney, Mark Elias, writing a lengthy blog post that explained how the Clinton campaign received hundreds of calls to “investigate claims that the election results were hacked and altered in a way to disadvantage Secretary Clinton.” He detailed the exhaustive measures the campaign undertook to investigate these allegations and said they ultimately concluded they “had not uncovered any actionable evidence of hacking or outside attempts to alter the voting technology.”
Once Stein announced her intent to challenge the results, Elias said the campaign planned to monitor the recount and would participate in order to “ensure the process proceeds in a manner that is fair to all sides.” On Tuesday, the Clinton campaign made good on its promise and filed a motion to intervene as a formal party in the Stein recount lawsuit.
That background essentially provides the underlying basis for the FEC complaint that was filed by the GOP on Wednesday.
The GOP argues Stein’s actions are essentially a coordinated $3.5 million expenditure on behalf of the Clinton campaign, in excess of the $2,000 amount allowed by federal campaign donations laws.
From the complaint:
It is concerning that the Stein campaign would position itself to front and fund a recount attempt that only serves the interest of a desperate and defeated Clinton campaign.
Further, it is incredibly disturbing that given these asymmetrical interests, the Clinton campaign would readily begin organizing around the effort in order to capitalize on the chaos created by this attempt to undermine the integrity of Wisconsin’s elections process.
Stein’s effort makes little sense given the small amount of votes cast for her in the election, and when you add that together with the coordination between her campaign and the Clinton campaign, it “raises a severe specter of illegal coordination,” in the complaint’s words.
The recount effort is non-partisan and Stein is not coordinating with any other campaign. Any allegations to the contrary are fabrications. The FEC complaint is nothing but a PR stunt to push a false narrative that will ultimately have no impact on the recount in Wisconsin.
It’s just a coincidence that the states up for recount in Stein’s crusade are ones that Trump won? If this was “non-partisan,” why would it be focused on only those states?
It isn’t. This is all a big smoke-and-mirrors farce to undermine Trump and the election results — something that Clinton once thought was horrifying and a “threat to our democracy,” back when she thought she had it in the bag…