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Jill Stein raises $4.6 million to request recounts in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania

Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein has raised enough money to request recounts in the swing states of Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, her campaign website announced Friday morning.

The campaign initially asked for $2.5 million but has now raised $4.6 million in the last two days. It is now asking for another $2.4 million so it can request a recount in Michigan which would take the total target up to $7 million. Stein claims that "data suggests a significant need to verify machine-counted vote totals" in all three states.


Jill Stein, the Green Party's presidential nomination
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Jill Stein, the Green Party's presidential nomination

While no specific evidence of fraud or irregularity has been cited, the campaign has highlighted reported hacks into voter and party databases.

"In true grassroots fashion, we're turning to you, the people, and not big-money corporate donors to make this happen," Stein said on her campaign website.

Prominent cybersecurity experts have recently said that although the chances of the election results being tampered with are slim, a recount would be the best way to ensure that results are valid.

-Antonio José Vielma contributed to this story.

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