Who didn’t see this coming? She first told donors she needed a million and a half. Every couple days afterwards she increased the amount she said she needed. She wound up raising more for the recall efforts in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Michigan than she did for her Presidential campaign. All of her recall attempts failed. Now she’s getting a reward of two million for her failures.
I wonder if the people who donated will pony up again the next time she tries this scam.
“Jill Stein to receive $2 million from recount campaign”
The Washington Free Beacon reported that the former Green Party nominee would receive a $2 million refund for her efforts to get a failed presidential recount in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania.”
Stein told the Free Beacon that wouldn’t personal pocket the money and instead use it to create a new voter integrity group.
The Green Party nominee raised more money for her recount effort than she did for both her presidential bids in 2012 and 2016 combined, a total of $7.3 million. She spent nearly $600,000 of that quickly failed recount on consultants and staff, which may have been more than they earned working on her campaign.
Despite the extra funds and the failure of the recount campaign to change the election, many progressives still admire Stein.
Zach Haller, a progressive activist, said to Red Alert Politics that he was proud to have voted for Stein in the presidential election, but did not donate to the recount campaign and thought that her efforts was frivolous effort and allowed critics to discredit her.
“To regain credibility I think Dr. Stein should…