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Michigan Voters, Stein Campaign Decry Unprecedented Attack on Voting Rights in Michigan from Trump, State Republicans  

Stopping Recount Severely and Disproportionately Disenfranchises Communities of Color 

At Rally, Supporters Demand MI Supreme Court Restart Recount and Protect Voting Rights 

(Lansing, Michigan) – Outraged by last night’s decision to shut down the recount, Michigan voters across the state demanded that the state Supreme Court fulfill its duty to uphold the rights of Michigan citizens and consider an appeal filed by the Stein campaign yesterday to continue Michigan’s recount. Protesters gathered in front of the Supreme Court in Lansing to call for reforms to Michigan’s broken voting system, arguing that the numerous irregularities uncovered during the recount provide significant evidence that voters in Michigan – particularly in communities of color – may have been massively disenfranchised.

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Greens Demand Recounts in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania

The Stein/Baraka Green Party Campaign is launching an effort to ensure the integrity of our elections. We are raising money to demand recounts in Wisconsin, Michigan, and to support voter-initiated recounts in Pennsylvania -- three states where the data suggests a significant need to verify machine-counted vote totals. Please donate to this initiative today.

election_integrity_720-2.pngTo give you a sense of the problem, some voting machines used in Wisconsin were banned in California after they were shown to be highly vulnerable to hacking and malicious programming due to lacking security features. 

"After a divisive and painful presidential race, in which foreign agents hacked into party databases, private email servers, and voter databases in certain states, many Americans are wondering if our election results are reliable. That's why the unexpected results of the election and reported anomalies need to be investigated before the 2016 presidential election is certified. We deserve elections we can trust." -- Dr. Jill Stein.

This is about more than the results of this one election. This is about protecting our democracy and ensuring that "We the People" can have confidence in reported results.

 We need your help to make sure your votes were counted accurately on Election Day. Please donate now to help maintain integrity in our elections. Please donate to this effort to protect our democracy.

This effort to ensure election integrity is in your hands! In true grassroots fashion, we're turning to you, the people, and not big-money corporate donors to make this happen.

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Volunteer to Help with #Recount2016

In each state--Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Michigan--we will need hundreds of volunteers to serve as election observers for the recount process. If you live in or near one of these states, please sign up to help in this effort to uphold election integrity. You will be asked to enter your contact information and to check what counties to which you would be willing to travel (often, volunteers are especially needed to travel to more rural counties).

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Recount Updates


For Immediate Release: Friday, December 9 

Dr. Jill Stein Responds to Announcement of 'Full Review' of Election Hacking: “Underscores Critical Need for this Recount Right Now” to Protect Constitutional, Civil Rights 

(December 9, 2016) -- Amid increasing doubt over the security, accuracy and fairness of the U.S. election system, President Obama this morning took the extraordinary step to order a "full review" of hacking-related activity aimed at disrupting the 2016 presidential election. Dr. Jill Stein, Green Party presidential candidate who is spearheading the country's first multi-state presidential recount out of concern for the integrity of the voting system, issued the following response:

For Immediate Release: Thursday, December 8 2016 

Michigan Voters, Stein Campaign Decry Unprecedented Attack on Voting Rights in Michigan from Trump, State Republicans  

Stopping Recount Severely and Disproportionately Disenfranchises Communities of Color 

At Rally, Supporters Demand MI Supreme Court Restart Recount and Protect Voting Rights 

(Lansing, Michigan) – Outraged by last night’s decision to shut down the recount, Michigan voters across the state demanded that the state Supreme Court fulfill its duty to uphold the rights of Michigan citizens and consider an appeal filed by the Stein campaign yesterday to continue Michigan’s recount. Protesters gathered in front of the Supreme Court in Lansing to call for reforms to Michigan’s broken voting system, arguing that the numerous irregularities uncovered during the recount provide significant evidence that voters in Michigan – particularly in communities of color – may have been massively disenfranchised.

“What is going on in Michigan is a national disgrace. We will not stand by while Donald Trump and state Republicans shamefully attack our democracy and undermine our constitutional and civil rights,” said Lou Novak, a Detroit resident and recount volunteer who spoke to supporters at rally in Lansing this afternoon. “The discrepancies we’ve discovered while counting votes thus far are precisely the reason we need a recount in the first place. We will not back down from this fight now – no matter what it takes. The Michigan Supreme Court must do its job and re-start the recount.”

In three days since the recount began, numerous irregularities and red flags surrounding the integrity of Michigan’s election have surfaced. Reports suggest that as many as half of Detroit votes – and many more in surrounding urban areas – were ineligible for a recount due to an antiquated state law that says a precinct cannot be recounted if the poll book and ballot box numbers fail to match. In 392 of 662 precincts in heavily Democratic Detroit, or 59 percent, the number of ballots in precinct poll books did not initially match those of voting machines printout reports. As the Detroit Free Press summed it in a headline Tuesday: “The list of problem precincts continues to grow during Michigan’s recount.” 

Media Advisory for: Thursday, December 8 at 2pm ET

*TODAY at 2 PM*

Michigan Voters Hold Emergency Rally At State Supreme Court after Trump, Republicans Block Recount 

Recount Volunteers, Supporters, Ordinary Citizens Decry Unfair Decision to Suppress Voting, Civil Rights 

(Lansing, Michigan) – Outraged by last night’s decision to shut down the recount, Michigan voters will hold an emergency rally and protest outside the state Supreme Court in Lansing today at 2 pm ET to speak out against the unfair decision and call on the Michigan Supreme Court to immediately allow the recount to continue.

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Moments ago, U.S. District Judge Mark Goldsmith, acquiescing to arguments made by Donald Trump and Michigan Republicans, lifted his emergency order given Monday that set into motion Michigan's statewide recount. 

Vowing to continue fighting aggressively for the constitutional rights of Michigan voters, the Stein campaign announced that it has appealed yesterday's ruling to Michigan's State Supreme Court. The campaign has moved to disqualify two Michigan Supreme Court justices from hearing cases related to the recount. Chief Justice Robert Young Jr. and Justice Joan Larsen have been mentioned by Donald Trump as potential nominees to the U.S. Supreme Court, and their involvement in the case would create an appearance of impropriety.  

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Contact: Margy Levinson, 847-987-3507press@jill2016.com

Moments ago, U.S. District Judge Mark Goldsmith, acquiescing to arguments made by Donald Trump and Michigan Republicans, lifted his emergency order given Monday that set into motion Michigan's statewide recount.

Vowing to continue fighting aggressively for the constitutional rights of Michigan voters, the Stein campaign announced that it has appealed yesterday's ruling to Michigan's State Supreme Court. The campaign has moved to disqualify two Michigan Supreme Court justices from hearing cases related to the recount. Chief Justice Robert Young Jr. and Justice Joan Larsen have been mentioned by Donald Trump as potential nominees to the U.S. Supreme Court, and their involvement in the case would create an appearance of impropriety. 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – December 7, 2016

Statement on Philadelphia Common Pleas Court Denial of Forensic Audit for Voting Machines

The Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas today denied a full forensic analysis of voting machines and their software, as requested by the Stein campaign recount effort. Such an analysis is the only way to guarantee the accuracy of the election results in Philadelphia. 

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Moments ago, the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a federal District Judge's order and made clear that the presidential recount in Michigan should continue as planned. The ruling dealt a blow to Trump and Republicans in Michigan, who appealed to the court to try to stop Michigan's historic recount. 

Matthew Brinckerhoff, a lawyer for the Stein campaign, said the following in response to the ruling:

"Today, Trump and his GOP allies in Michigan tried everything in the book to stop the recount, and they failed. This recount is continuing in spite of their efforts to suppress the vote.

"We applaud this decision by the Sixth Circuit, and look forward to continuing to fight for the rights of Michiganders to ensure their votes are recounted in a timely and thorough manner."

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, December 6, 2016 

In Michigan: Trump, GOP Politicians Launch Full-Scale Attack to Obstruct Voters’ Civil, Constitutional Rights 

Recount Exposing Modern-Day ‘Electoral Jim Crow’

Stein, Experts: Federal Court Order Requires Michigan Recount to Continue, in Spite of State Court Rulings

(Lansing, Michigan) – The Trump campaign and GOP state politicians in Michigan have launched an all-out effort to deny Michigan voters of their constitutional right to have their votes counted in the presidential election, the Stein campaign said Tuesday amid escalating legal battles in state and federal court. The desperate attacks from Trump and Michigan’s Republican Attorney General, Bill Schuette, come in spite of the fact that the Michigan Board of Canvassers is moving forward with the recount, following an order Monday from a U.S. federal judge that the recount “must continue until further order of this court,” citing voters’ constitutional rights.

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.