While this should come as a shock to precisely no one other than some disaffected Hillary supporters who were hoping for a miracle, Jill Stein’s request for a full “hand recount” in the state of Wisconsin has officially been denied by Dane County Circuit Judge Valerie Bailey-Rihn. According to the StarTribune, the request was denied after the judge found that Stein failed to show any mistakes or irregularities that would bring a machine recount into question.
A Wisconsin judge has refused to order local officials to conduct the state’s presidential recount by hand.
Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein requested the recount last week. She alleged — without evidence — that the state’s voting equipment may have been hacked.
The state Elections Commission has ordered the recount to begin Thursday but rejected Stein’s request that county clerks conduct the recount entirely by hand. Stein filed a lawsuit seeking an order for a statewide hand recount.
Stein’s attorneys argued during a hearing Tuesday evening that the best way to determine if a cyberattack occurred is to check ballots by hand against electronic tabulations from Election Day. State lawyers countered there’s no evidence to suggest any attack took place.
Dane County Circuit Judge Valerie Bailey-Rihn refused to issue the order, saying Stein’s team failed to show any mistakes or irregularities that would bring a machine recount into question.
Of course, this should come as little surprise to our readers as we noted shortly after Stein filed her Wisconsin petition that she didn’t’ “offer a single shred of actual, tangible evidence that the election results in Wisconsin were in anyway tampered with.”
Of course, while Stein reiterates numerous allegations of foreign hacking that were well circulated, yet never officially linked to a specific source, before the election, her petition doesn’t offer a single shred of actual, tangible evidence that the election results in Wisconsin were in anyway tampered with.
Even her so-called “computer science expert” offers up nothing more than baseless theories on “plausible” explanations of how the Wisconsin results may have been hacked. Sure, because it’s just so impossible to believe that a flawed candidate with multiple ongoing FBI criminal investigations may have simply lost the election.
With that, we’re all officially one step closer to Jill Stein’s imminent departure from the national spotlight.