FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – December 5, 2016
Recount to Start Monday in Michigan after Judge Finds that Delaying Would Violate Michigan Voters’ Constitutional Rights
Recount Date Set Following a Win in Federal Court for the Jill Stein Campaign after a Request to Dispense with the Waiting Period was Granted
(LANSING, MI) – The Stein campaign was delivered a victory early Monday morning, when a federal judge in Michigan granted the campaign’s emergency request to immediately start the statewide recount. Writing in an opinion issued just after midnight, U.S. District Judge Mark Goldsmith said a state law requiring a two-business day waiting period to start the recount likely violates voting rights. “The fundamental right invoked by plaintiffs – the right to vote, and to have that vote conducted fairly and counted accurately – is the bedrock of our nation,” the opinion read. Michigan’s recount is now set to begin at noon Monday.
For Immediate Release: Monday, December 5 at 9AM ET
Stein and Supporters to Trump: End Opposition to Recounts
Voting rights must be protected; Americans deserve to know the truth about election
PA election system denies voters’ civil rights, Stein alleges in federal court, Demanding statewide recount
(New York, NY) – Dr. Jill Stein will take the fight to verify the presidential vote directly to Donald Trump’s doorstep Monday morning, demanding an end to his efforts to suppress recounts in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Michigan. In a rally outside Trump Tower in Manhattan, Dr. Stein will tell supporters assembled that the recounts are an essential step to protect voting rights, arguing that all Americans deserve to know if their right to vote has been respected and their vote has been counted.
As Recount Campaign Files in Federal Court to Intervene in PA Recount, Stein Escalates Fight Against Trump’s Desperate Efforts to Obstruct Recounts in All 3 States
NEW YORK, NY – As Donald’s Trump’s margin in Pennsylvania drops significantly and his team desperately rushes to block recounts in Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin, Dr. Jill Stein will host a rally and press conference outside Trump Tower on Monday, December 5 at 10:00AM ET, vowing to fight tooth and nail to verify the accuracy, security, and fairness of the vote.
Statement from Jonathan Abady, lead counsel to the Stein recount efforts, and Founding Partner of Emery Celli Brinckerhoff + Abady LLP:
"Make no mistake – the Stein campaign will continue to fight for a statewide recount in Pennsylvania. We are committed to this fight to protect the civil and voting rights of all Americans. Over the past several days, it has become clear that the barriers to verifying the vote in Pennsylvania are so pervasive and that the state court system is so ill-equipped to address this problem that we must seek federal court intervention. As a result, on Monday the Stein campaign will escalate our campaign in Pennsylvania and file for emergency relief in federal court, demanding a statewide recount on constitutional grounds.”
Media Advisory for: December 2, 2016
“What’s Trump Afraid Of?” Stein Campaign Fights Back After Trump & Allies File Legal Challenges in All 3 Recount States
NEW YORK, NY – As Donald’s Trump’s margin in Pennsylvania drops significantly and his team rushes to block recounts in Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin, Dr. Jill Stein will host a rally and press conference outside Trump Tower on Monday, December 5 at 10:00AM ET, vowing to fight tooth and nail to verify the accuracy, security, and fairness of the vote.
For Immediate Release - December 2, 2016
Trump Scared, Trying to Block Recount
Stein Campaign Escalates Fight to Ensure All Votes Are Counted
Vote Count in Pennsylvania Halved to 40,000; Trump’s Lawyers Fan State to Suppress Recount
New YouGov.com Poll Shows Support for Stein’s Recount; Majority of Americans Think Trump Would Do the Same Were Roles Reversed
(December 2, 2016) – As Donald’s Trump’s margin from the election in Pennsylvania dropped significantly, the President-elect and his allies in the Republican Party sought to block the recount in all three states, a move that would suppress efforts by voters to ensure their votes were counted accurately and fairly in the November 8 election. In response, Dr. Stein announced a press conference for 10 a.m. Monday morning at Trump Tower in Manhattan, vowing to fight tooth and nail to ensure a recount that will clarify for all Americans whether the election was accurate and secure.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – December 2, 2016
Statement in Response to Donald Trump Lawyers’ Motion to Dismiss PA Recount
With his margin of victory in the state nearly halved as of last night, and now within 0.2% of triggering an automatic statewide recount, Donald Trump is desperately fighting to stop the recount in Pennsylvania. Last night, lawyers for Donald Trump filed a frivolous motion to dismiss the recount campaign’s lawsuit aimed at securing a statewide recount and forensic audit of voting machines.
For Immediate Release: Thursday, December 1
Michigan Recount Expected to Move Forward After Delay Caused by Frivolous Objection
(Lansing, MI) – In response to this afternoon’s filing of an objection to recount nearly 4.8 million votes cast for President in Michigan, Dr. Jill Stein’s campaign, which filed the historic request yesterday, blasted the objection as a “shameful” and “outrageous” attempt to undermine democracy. The objection from Donald Trump’s campaign will add significant costs and confusion to a recount that is already being obstructed by some in order to keep voters from verifying the accuracy, security and integrity of the election.
$6.2M raised in just four days to pay cost of first-ever presidential election recount in multiple states; Average donation $45
Campaign to verify the vote building powerful volunteer base to support, monitor recounts in PA, WI, MI
Fueled by a dramatic outpouring of grassroots support by voters across America, Dr. Jill Stein’s campaign to demand recounts in three states gained momentum today as recount requests were filed by Pennsylvania voters in more than 100 precincts across the state. The campaign expects recount requests to be filed in many more precincts in the Keystone State in the coming days. Pennsylvania state law requires that three voters in each precinct must submit an affidavit requesting a recount for that precinct.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 27, 2016
Thousands of volunteers needed to ensure integrity of election system
In advance of the efforts by Stein Recount—led by 2016 Green Party Presidential candidate Jill Stein—to request a recount of the 2016 presidential election vote in Pennsylvania, the campaign is urging concerned voters from every county in the state to volunteer to request recounts at their county board of elections, as required by Pennsylvania state law.
To conduct a comprehensive recount statewide, state law requires three concerned voters in each election district to submit an affidavit to their county board of elections requesting a recount. Voters interested in submitting an affidavit will be provided with language to do so and can sign up at http://www.jill2016.com/recountpa.