Photo by Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The campaign for Green Party candidate Jill Stein announced Wednesday that it’s gunning for a recount in three battleground states — Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania — to address concerns about the election before it is certified.
“After a divisive and painful presidential race, reported hacks into voter and party databases and individual email accounts are causing many American to wonder if our election results are reliable,” Stein said in a statement from her campaign. “These concerns need to be investigated before the 2016 presidential election is certified. We deserve elections we can trust.”
Stein and her running mate, Ajamu Baraka, hope to raise over $2.5 million — the money needed to fund recounts in the three states — by Friday, the deadline to file in Wisconsin. As of Wednesday afternoon, and with two days until the deadline, the campaign said it has raised less than $50,000.
Stein received one percent of the votes in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania. Trump won all three states. Stein won one percent of the national vote, a little over one million votes, for president.
However, the campaign said the purpose of filing for a recount is “more than the results of this one election,” and that it’s more so about “protecting our democracy and ensuring” voters can have “confidence in reported results.”
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