Jill Stein had everything she needed to launch a presidential recount. She had the cash, the grassroots fervor and the spotlight of an adoring media. But there’s one more thing she needed to overturn Trump’s victory: A CALENDAR.
Stein missed Pennsylvania’s deadline on November 21st, which was the deadline to file for a voter-initiated recount ….a huge blow for Democrats who had pinned their hopes on recounts in the Keystone State, Michigan and Wisconsin.
While it wasn’t a landslide, it wasn’t close either. Trump carried the state by 70,000 votes, a significant margin that will be hard to overcome.
Even if Stein managed a recount in Pennsylvania, nothing’s guaranteed. Of the thousands of statewide races in the last 15 years, only 27 have been decided by recounts and only three challengers have pulled off an upset.