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Jose Garcia

(2,695 posts)
Wed May 30, 2018, 08:19 PM May 2018

What Happened to Jill Stein's Recount Millions?

Shortly after the 2016 election, Jill Stein raised more than $7 million from shell-shocked liberals eager to pursue a swing-state recount. Nearly two years later, the U.S. Green Party’s last candidate for president is still spending that money.

Ongoing litigation, travel costs, and staff salaries are also likely to eat up whatever is left, meaning those who donated to Stein are unlikely to receive a once-promised chance to vote on how the post-recount money would be spent. Nor have donors been given much of a window into how Stein is actually spending their donations.

The last FEC filing from the Stein campaign was for the month of September 2017. And the last update from the campaign itself came in a post on April 20, in which it said it was down to $932,178 in recount funds.

"It is strange that they would just stop filing reports given they were a legitimate, professional campaign, and despite still having more than a million dollars in cash on hand,” Andrew Mayersohn, a researcher at the Center for Responsive Politics, told The Daily Beast.

More: https://amp.thedailybeast.com/what-happened-to-jill-steins-recount-millions?__twitter_impression=true

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What Happened to Jill Stein's Recount Millions? (Original Post) Jose Garcia May 2018 OP
Come Now Me. May 2018 #1
Jill Stein raised $7 million for a 2016 recount. She's been spending it on herself, her travel and h Cha May 2018 #7
She Deserves To Be In Jail Me. May 2018 #9
I hope Mueller Cha May 2018 #11
She Is Due For A Boatload Of Karma Me. May 2018 #12
YES, KARMA heading Cha May 2018 #13
she was a scam from the get-go KT2000 May 2018 #2
Yet some here couldn't wait to donate to her..... MichMan May 2018 #3
That was so upsetting oberliner May 2018 #4
Just another con dreamland May 2018 #5
She suckered us Hekate May 2018 #6
"Us"? brooklynite May 2018 #10
I did not send money, but I was so desperate I would have sent 20 bucks if there had been... Hekate May 2018 #14
It was obvious there was zero chance of success MichMan May 2018 #15
Another snake oil salesman who started to believe her own hype...(nt) ehrnst May 2018 #8
It was worth a shot. aikoaiko May 2018 #16
She's so pure and principled. Scurrilous May 2018 #17


(35,454 posts)
1. Come Now
Wed May 30, 2018, 09:07 PM
May 2018

Did anyone really think this was anything other than a cruel scam? Cruel to the millions who knew they'd been cheated and hope, against hope, this might be a remedy.


(300,180 posts)
7. Jill Stein raised $7 million for a 2016 recount. She's been spending it on herself, her travel and h
Wed May 30, 2018, 11:46 PM
May 2018

I sure as hell didn't send her $$$$ after the shite she LIED about to help the Russians rig in this Monster.


(300,180 posts)
11. I hope Mueller
Thu May 31, 2018, 10:56 AM
May 2018

has something on stein, too.. in his Russian investigation.

Jill Stein says she won’t fully comply with Senate Russia investigation

After months of silence, Stein says she will withhold information from Congress.


While Stein handed over all communications with Russian media organizations, as well as information about her 2015 travel to Moscow, she refused to comply with a request for “communications with Russian persons, or representatives of Russian government, media, or business interests.”


Good Morning, Me


(20,675 posts)
2. she was a scam from the get-go
Wed May 30, 2018, 09:13 PM
May 2018

not just the recount millions but the campaign money as well - and by that I mean any funds she may have received for being a spoiler.


(12,226 posts)
3. Yet some here couldn't wait to donate to her.....
Wed May 30, 2018, 10:38 PM
May 2018

They should be ashamed at themselves for their stupidity and by helping enable her tactics


(92,241 posts)
14. I did not send money, but I was so desperate I would have sent 20 bucks if there had been...
Thu May 31, 2018, 02:29 PM
May 2018

...a P.O. Box to send it to. Therefore I count myself among those befooled by Stein, even though I believed her on nothing else, and now (long since) recognize her as very possibly a traitor to our country.

As I say, I believed her on nothing else, but at the very end she conned even me. Just thinking back to election night and the weeks following hurts so badly I want to weep.

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