Seeds: When President-Elect Trump won Wisconsin, a state President Obama won his past two elections, the Democrats knew they were in trouble. It’s what’s called a “swing state” (a state where political scientists can’t be sure of the outcome, whether it will vote Democrat or Republican). Recently, Dr. Jill Stein, who was the presidential candidate for the Green Party (a party dedicated to promoting social justice and nonviolence – ultimately to “preserve the environment and its inhabitants.”) filed a request for a vote recount in Wisconsin.
Core: Stein filed this recount and it was received by the commission in Wisconsin, where they said the recount would begin next week. She, along with the rest of the Green Party, pushed for these recounts because they were approached by lawyers and computer scientists who said they had evidence that the votes had been tampered with (though no such evidence has been brought to authorities).
Skin: As well as concern from Clinton supporters and third-party supporters who did not want President-elect Trump to win, some are concerned that sophisticated propaganda campaigns by the Russian government could have spread the fake news that might have swayed some to vote for President-elect Trump or could have led to a miscount. This growing anxiety has helped fuel the recount, as well.
Leaves: Stein is also pushing for recounts in Michigan and Pennsylvania, two other battleground states President-elect Trump won. However, in order to get this recount she will have to fundraise millions of dollars, as recounts are very expensive.
Food For Thought: Do you think this recount will change anything? Do you think it is merited?
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