AW| Remember how Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein threw a fit over losing the election — like she ever had a chance — and demanded a recount?
Turns out these recounts are incredibly lucrative because she made an absolute killing by calling on Democrat donors to help her look into “voter fraud” and other assorted shenanigans in the electoral process.
Maybe Stein is the real winner here, because she’s walking away from the whole mess with millions of dollars in her back pocket.
TheBlaze is reporting, After forcing a recount in Wisconsin, with little change in the results, and being forced to drop her efforts in Michigan and Pennsylvania, Stein ended with a flourish by asking Attorney General Loretta Lynch to investigate the U.S. election process.
Stein managed to raise approximately $7.3 million from donors sympathetic to her cause and said in mid-December she expected to have money left over.
And so she did – with $2 million of that leftover money going directly to her, according to the Washington Free Beacon:
Wisconsin initially estimated that the effort would cost $3.5 million. A spokesman for the Wisconsin Elections Commission told the Washington Free Beacon on Tuesday that the final costs for 70 of the 72 counties in the state was $1.8 million. With the remaining two counties, the total costs could hit $2 million, the spokesman said. Stein would be reimbursed the remaining $1.5 million.
Stein will also receive hundreds of thousands in reimbursements for the failed recount attempt in Michigan.
Stein paid in full for Michigan’s 7,786 precincts at a rate of $125 per precinct, according to a spokesperson for Michigan’s Department of State. Recounts were completed in 3,050 of the state’s 7,786 precincts before being stopped by the courts. Stein will receive a refund for the remaining 4,736 precincts totaling $592,000.
Now, it’s totally possible Stein really believed there was some type of fraud going down that kept both her and Hillary from nabbing the White House.
Yet, given how much she’s taking away from this, it’s highly doubtful her motives were genuine, and this was nothing more than a quick cash grab. But maybe she learned all about that from the Clinton
Crime Family Foundation.
Hey, if you can’t be president, why not be a millionaire, right?