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Tue Nov 29, 2016, 07:14 PM

 

Wisconsin Elections Commission Receives 3.5 million Payment from Stein

http://elections.wi.gov/node/4457

"Date: November 29, 2016
MADISON, WI – Here are the latest developments:

The Wisconsin Elections Commission has received a bank wire transfer of $3,499,689 from the Jill Stein presidential campaign to prepay the estimated cost of conducting a statewide recount.
With payment received, the Commission is issuing an order for the recount to begin on Thursday. The complete schedule is here: http://elections.wi.gov/node/4445
The campaign of Roque De La Fuente withdrew its recount petition today, and will not be participating financially in the cost of the recount.
Yesterday, the Commission released an estimate of nearly $3.5 million to the campaigns of Green Party candidate Jill Stein and independent candidate Rocky Roque De La Fuente. Unfortunately, there was an error in adding up figures from the 72 Wisconsin county clerks of their estimated recount costs, and the actual total is $3,898,340.
At this time, the Commission will not be requiring the Stein campaign to pay the additional amount. When counties report their actual costs, the Commission will either bill the Stein campaign for any costs over the $3.5 million or refund the campaign any unused funds.
The Commission’s role in a recount is to order the recount, to provide legal guidance to the counties during the recount, and to certify the results. If the candidates disagree with the results of the recount, the law gives them the right to appeal in circuit court within five business days after the recount is completed. The circuit court is where issues are resolved that may be discovered during the recount but are not resolved to the satisfaction of the candidates.

Wisconsin’s Recount Manual and comprehensive information about past recounts, including the last statewide recount in the 2011 Wisconsin Supreme Court election, are available here: http://elections.wi.gov/elections-voting/recount."


She waiting until almost literally, the very last minute, before sending that wire transfer. I was half expecting her to not pay it. I guess she didn't really have much of a choice.

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Reply Wisconsin Elections Commission Receives 3.5 million Payment from Stein (Original post)
EL34x4 Nov 2016 OP
SoCalMusicLover Nov 2016 #1
KewlKat Nov 2016 #2
EL34x4 Nov 2016 #6
Barack_America Nov 2016 #8
EL34x4 Nov 2016 #9
SoCalMusicLover Nov 2016 #10
LanternWaste Nov 2016 #16
leftynyc Nov 2016 #17
Ellipsis Dec 2016 #24
bigmonkey Nov 2016 #13
LisaL Nov 2016 #4
lostnfound Nov 2016 #7
SickOfTheOnePct Nov 2016 #3
TheFrenchRazor Nov 2016 #5
jmg257 Nov 2016 #11
frankieallen Nov 2016 #12
politicaljunkie41910 Nov 2016 #18
frankieallen Dec 2016 #22
politicaljunkie41910 Dec 2016 #25
SickOfTheOnePct Nov 2016 #19
libtodeath Nov 2016 #14
SickOfTheOnePct Nov 2016 #15
tavernier Dec 2016 #23
kentuck Nov 2016 #20
TheBlackAdder Nov 2016 #21
HassleCat Dec 2016 #26

Response to EL34x4 (Original post)

Tue Nov 29, 2016, 07:18 PM

1. This Quote Says It All...

 

"Unfortunately, there was an error in adding up figures from the 72 Wisconsin county clerks of their estimated recount costs, and the actual total is $3,898,340."

But ordinarily, their counting is accurate, huh?

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Response to SoCalMusicLover (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 29, 2016, 07:30 PM

2. Let's hope that the error will carry forward and help Hillary win WI!

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Response to KewlKat (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 29, 2016, 07:41 PM

6. Hillary won't win Wisconsin.

 

This is a spectacular waste of time and money.

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Response to EL34x4 (Reply #6)

Tue Nov 29, 2016, 09:10 PM

8. Your time and your money?

If not, why do you care?

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Response to Barack_America (Reply #8)

Tue Nov 29, 2016, 09:18 PM

9. What do you think this is going to accomplish?

 

Million of hard-earned dollars spent so that election workers can put in long hours and weekends recounting votes that they know won't change anything.

And when the recount comes back roughly the same, give or take a few dozen, then what exactly did Stein's crusade accomplish other than giving Donald Trump the bragging rights to say that he won a second time?

Did the recount instill confidence in the original process?

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Response to EL34x4 (Reply #9)

Tue Nov 29, 2016, 09:23 PM

10. You're Certain It Will Be Roughly The Same?

 

What if it comes back that she didn't win Wisconsin, but instead of a few dozen votes being wrong, it was a few thousand.

Would that be indicative of fraud? If not, how come these mistakes ALWAYS seem to favor the repubs? When was the last time mistakes transferred to more Democratic votes?

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Response to EL34x4 (Reply #9)

Wed Nov 30, 2016, 04:51 PM

16. I don't see a confirmation of the process as a waste of time, regardless of the outcome.

I don't see a confirmation of the process as a waste of time, regardless of the outcome.

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Response to EL34x4 (Reply #9)

Wed Nov 30, 2016, 04:53 PM

17. I'm guessing you haven't seen this:

 

http://www.politicususa.com/2016/11/25/report-thousands-wisconsin-votes-trump-recount-begins.html

Even ahead of the forthcoming recount in Wisconsin, Donald Trump’s lead has already shrunk to just 22,525 votes. That means 18% of his “lead” has already vanished, based on precincts catching some of their own incorrect numbers, and internet gawkers catching others. But the second thing that jumps out is that the revisions have served to erase thousands of votes from Trump, while affirming that Clinton’s vote total was essentially correct to begin with.

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Response to EL34x4 (Reply #9)

Thu Dec 1, 2016, 12:28 PM

24. Jobs and presents under the tree... see it thru,

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Response to EL34x4 (Reply #6)

Wed Nov 30, 2016, 01:09 PM

13. How is it a waste, in some sort of abstract way that offends?

I see it being useful to:

-Make sure the right person wins, i.e. the person who received the most votes. Walker has been engaging in every kind of manipulation of processes that he can manage since he was elected. Why assume that he's not doing that in this election?

-Provide an opportunity for experts in voting systems to get their hands on the data

-Confirm, or rule out, that the election was hacked

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Response to SoCalMusicLover (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 29, 2016, 07:32 PM

4. That's about it.

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Response to SoCalMusicLover (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 29, 2016, 08:32 PM

7. ROFL Maybe the difference is made up of those imaginary votes!

So it's a wee bit more than 5000.

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Response to EL34x4 (Original post)

Tue Nov 29, 2016, 07:30 PM

3. I'm wondering how much the pricetag will go up

If she gets the hand recount she's suing for?

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Response to EL34x4 (Original post)

Tue Nov 29, 2016, 07:34 PM

5. right on, but some people will still find reason to complain and cast doubt. nt

 

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Response to EL34x4 (Original post)

Tue Nov 29, 2016, 10:02 PM

11. 3.9 million to verify the election and add legitimacy...sounds like a deal. I guess.

Hand counting will bring it to around $7 mil.

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Response to EL34x4 (Original post)

Wed Nov 30, 2016, 01:08 PM

12. what a colossal waste of time and money.

 

What is she hoping to accomplish?

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Response to frankieallen (Reply #12)

Wed Nov 30, 2016, 05:23 PM

18. It's obviously not YOUR TIME or YOUR MONEY so what's your beef?

As one who contributed to the recount, I want to know the results. If you don't, I'd think you'd find something else to bitch about. You aren't going to sway the opinion of those who do want to see the results. Personally, I want the outcome of these results to be that every state, and every county in every state, has a voter tabulation system which is secure, auditable and capable of producing consistent verifiable results; and not just a one-time only result incapable of verifiable audit. Maybe that result does or doesn't apply to Wisconsin but based on discussions reported on this board and others reported elsewhere, there are states out there that don't meet this requirement. State and local governments spend enough on elections as do the candidates and I think that the greatest nation on earth should have this as a minimum standard or else we're no better than a Banana Republic.

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Response to politicaljunkie41910 (Reply #18)

Thu Dec 1, 2016, 11:43 AM

22. So then your not claiming any type of voter fraud, you just want to see if the recount is the same

 

as the original count?
How many people could of been housed and fed with 3.5 million dollars? This isn't going to change anything, so like I said, waste of time and MONEY.

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Response to frankieallen (Reply #22)

Thu Dec 1, 2016, 06:25 PM

25. I'm guessing that those people will still be housed and fed since you seem to be so concerned

about them. I'm sure that you and anyone else who is concerned about other people wasting their money will take up the cause.

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Response to frankieallen (Reply #12)

Wed Nov 30, 2016, 05:29 PM

19. Fundraising for the Green Party n/t

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Response to EL34x4 (Original post)

Wed Nov 30, 2016, 01:36 PM

14. So all that money just to re run through the same damn machines?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2016/11/30/wisconsin-to-begin-recounting-votes-thursday-but-stein-loses-bid-to-force-full-hand-recount/?utm_term=.161e02039622

What the fuck?
Whether it would have flipped the state or not we are watching tyranny over take us right before our eyes.

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Response to libtodeath (Reply #14)

Wed Nov 30, 2016, 04:45 PM

15. Most of the counties

are doing a hand recount - I read it earlier today, I'll see if I can find the link.

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Response to SickOfTheOnePct (Reply #15)

Thu Dec 1, 2016, 12:25 PM

23. Yes, I read that too.

Only six or seven counties denied the hand recount.
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Here is the quote. I was mistaken, 19 counties are using machines.

And as an aside, the Judge pushed the clerks to to hand counts, she just couldn't order them to do so. Out of 72 counties, only 19 have said they are using the machines, so it will almost be a statewide hand count.

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Response to EL34x4 (Original post)

Wed Nov 30, 2016, 06:43 PM

20. I think they were negotiating about how much it was going to cost?

They seem to have settled on a fee that will begin the process.

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Response to EL34x4 (Original post)

Wed Nov 30, 2016, 07:37 PM

21. The $400K difference is the kickback and graft charges, which officially can not be declared.

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Response to EL34x4 (Original post)

Thu Dec 1, 2016, 06:40 PM

26. Money for nothing.

 

They're just going to drive the same train down the same track.

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