Watermelon Jill Stein Takes Advantage of Supporters

Jill Stein, the green-on-the-outside, red-on-the-inside Green Party candidate for president, is up to something with her futile recount quest in Wisconsin and elsewhere.

Jill Stein announced that her campaign would file for a recount at the very last moments allowed by Wisconsin law.

The “biggest loser” of the 2016 presidential campaign is demanding recounts in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Michigan – the Rust Belt states where Donald Trump pulled off surprising victories. Unless Stein is smoking so much organically grown Gary Johnson dope that she actually thinks a rest stop’s worth of semi trucks filled with Green Party ballots will show up in all three states, clearly something’s afoot.

Zero Hedge notes some “unusual” patterns in her crowd-sourced funding scheme: every time she reaches a goal, the goal suddenly gets bigger:

In the beginning, Stein figured she needed a total of $2.5mm to fund her recount efforts.  That figure included $2.2mm for the actual filing fees and presumably another $0.3mm for legal fees and other costs.

Then, just 12 hours later, after the cash just kept flowing in, Stein figured she needed at least another $2mm as her fundraising goal was raised to $4.5mm in total.  Of course, the filing fees of $2.2mm didn’t change but the “attorney’s fees” apparently surged by about 300% and the total costs of the effort skyrocketed to $6-7mm.

So, with nearly $5mm raised so far, the question is no longer whether recounts will occur in WI, MI and PA but just how much Jill Stein will be able to drain from the pockets of disaffected Hillary supporters to fund her long-shot efforts.

Maybe the Clinton campaign is using Jill Stein to launch a long-shot recount without looking themselves like a bunch of sore losers on a raft on The River Denial. Or maybe Jill Stein is just freelancing, desperate to stay in the news and string out the street-marching, profanity-hurling flat-earthers who insist on denying Trump’s decisive electoral college victory.

In any case, Jill Stein is a charlatan who is using her bleary-eyed supporters to scam them out of money – maybe some of whom are in such agony over the death of Fidel Castro that they can’t see through their tears that they put an extra zero on the end of their $20 donation to Stein’s pointless recount quest.

It’s a sad, sad period of time for The Left.

About the writer: Chris Rochester is editor in chief of Morning Martini. He’s an armchair politico, veteran of several campaigns, and communications specialist. He's the communications director for the MacIver Institute. Commentary here is strictly his own.