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Top US Election Recount Quotes

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“80% of Americans – more than 80% – said they were disgusted by the election.” -New York Times poll reported by Amy Goodman. [Democracy Now! Nov 30/16]


“The 2016 election was only the fourth time in U.S. history that a presidential candidate has lost the popular vote but won the Electoral College, and thus the presidency. And Clinton’s winning margin of more than two million votes is by far the largest of any ‘losing’ candidate.” -Bob Wing & Bill Fletcher Jr. [Common Dreams Nov 30/16]


“This is not about attempting to help one candidate or hurt another candidate. This is about helping voters restore confidence that we are properly and securely recording the votes and counting them. And we know that these voting machines are subject to machine error, human error, hacking, tampering, you name it. These machines, when they’re looked into, produce all kinds of problems. And you can’t know unless you look.” -Dr. Jill Stein [Democracy Now! Nov 30/16]


Diebold Automated Voting Fraud


"We have voting machines in Wisconsin that have been barred in California. They were made illegal in California because they've been proven to be drop dead simple to go in and reprogram with malicious software." –Dr. Jill Stein [Alternet Nov 25/16]


“The Advancement Project and Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Election Day hotline received 35,000 reports of voting problems [including] scrambled voter registration database files in Democratic stronghold counties.”  -Jane Stancill & Will Doran   [News & Observer]



The national hotline, 866-OUR-VOTE, is run by a coalition of civil rights and racial justice groups and staffed by thousands of legal volunteers with the Election Protection project. The main hotline has received more than 80,000 calls so far this season.” -Mike Ludwig [Truthout Nov 8/16]


Fast Count

“Exit polls were conducted in 28 states. In 23 states the discrepancies between the exit polls and the vote count favored Trump. In 13 of these states the discrepancies favoring Trump exceeded the margin of error of the state.” - Theodore de Macedo Soares  [Alternet Nov 11/16]



There are a dozen counties with greater than 85% reported turnout – another red flag... “When every poll in the country showed that there would be a different result on Election Night than what was reported, particularly going into those three states, the public is deserving of know, with all the anomalies on top of that, that we verified the vote. And we’re not going to know until we’ve done the recounts.” - John Bonifaz, an attorney who helped organize the recount. [Alternet Nov 23/16]

“The nasty little secret of US elections is that we don't count all the votes.” That's why Greg Palast calls "provisional" ballots "placebo" ballots. “They let you feel you've voted, even if you haven't,” he writes. -Greg Palast  [Truthout Nov 30/16]

“The votes of almost half of African American voters basically do not count according to the [Electoral]College rules... In 2016, as for decades, the Electoral College result was the same as if Blacks in all the southern states except Virginia and Maryland had not voted at all.” -Bob Wing & Bill Fletcher Jr. [Common Dreams Nov 30/16]




"What we are seeing today is really a perfect storm of voter disenfranchisement." -Wade Henderson, director of the Leadership Conference for Civil and Human Rights [Truthout Nov 8/16]

Chris Thomas, the longtime [Michigan] election director, said the state had to finish the recount by December 13. “... what happens if we’re not done by the 13th?” Thomas said. “And I think the recount’s probably off at that point. That’s what the Supreme Court did back in 2000. It stopped the process right there.”  [Alternet Nov 30/16]

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