Stein Campaign Responds to MI Ruling

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, December 7, 2016Contact: press@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.  Continue reading

Stein Campaign Statement on Phila. Court's Denial of Voting Machine Forensic Audit

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.  Continue reading

Huge Federal Court Victory in MI -- The MI Recount Goes Forward

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." Continue reading

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

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. Continue reading

Recount to Start Monday in Michigan after Judge Finds that Delaying Would Violate Michigan 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.  Continue reading

What Is Donald Trump Hiding?

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. Continue reading

Stein Recount Campaign Escalates Efforts in Pennsylvania, To File in Federal Court Monday Seeking Statewide Recount

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.” Continue reading

MONDAY: As Trump Tries To Suppress Presidential Vote Counts, Jill Stein To Hold Rally And Press Conference Outside Trump Tower

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. Continue reading

Trump Scared, Trying to Block Recount Stein Campaign Escalates Fight to Ensure All Votes Are Counted

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.  Continue reading

Trump margin in PA falls to 0.2% from Automatic Recount & statement on Trump motion to dismiss PA Recount

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. Continue reading