Despite the many rumors swirling on the Internet, Jill Stein genuinely believes in the power of grassroots democracy. Independently funded candidates like Jill Stein cannot stand a chance if our electoral system is rigged in favor of establishment, corporate-funded candidates. The evidence so far shows it is easy to hack many voting machines being used in elections.
In Michigan, 87,810 voters cast a ballot, but did not cast a vote for president. That compares to 49,840 no-votes for president in 2012. The high number begs investigation.
The DRE voting machines used in Wisconsin were banned in California after discovering their vulnerability to hacking and malicious programming because of inadequate security features.
Aside from conducting a recount, we advocate Ranked Choice Voting and federal campaign financing, just a few solutions put forth by the Green Party in its six-point plan for grassroots democracy. The Green Party Platform calls for "publicly-owned, open source voting equipment and deploy it across the nation to ensure high national standards, performance, transparency and accountability; use verifiable paper ballots; and institute mandatory automatic random precinct recounts to ensure a high level of accuracy in election results."
This is the first-ever attempt to demand recounts in multiple states following a presidential election.