Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein says she has raised over $5 million through a grassroots campaign to force recounts of the Nov. 8 election results in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania, three states where Donald Trump scored narrow wins. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein said on Thursday she has raised $5 million to force recounts of the Nov. 8 election results in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania, three states where Donald Trump scored narrow wins. The campaign said it exceeded its initial goal and is on target to raise $7 million to pay for recounts across the three states where some experts and academics have raised concerns about voter hacking. Stein is pushing for recounts because experts pointed to statistical anomalies in the tallies in all three battleground states. "In the state of Wisconsin, voting machines are used which have been made illegal in the state of California," Stein said during a Facebook live stream posted to her official campaign Facebook page. "The state of Michigan has some red flags in that there is an extremely high level of blank votes," Stein said. In the state of Pennsylvania voting machines are used which are not only the touch screen systems...but these machines don't have a paper trail," she added. Trump, a Republican who ran as an anti-establishment maverick, carried all three states by narrow margins despite public opinion polls pointing to victories by Hillary Clinton, the Democratic standard-bearer.