As I See It
Jill Stein’s misguided war on Wisconsin election integrity
We all want to ensure integrity in our elections. We want to make sure every legally cast ballot is properly counted. But we don’t need major reform to make that happen. Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein won’t let go of her fears that voting integrity is somehow compromised in the Badger state. While forcing an unprecedented recall of the presidential contest in Wisconsin, Stein alleged Russian hacking may have altered the outcome of the race. The recount showed that didn’t happen. There was very little change in the outcome of the election after the recount. It showed Donald Trump with a net gain of 131 votes, out of nearly three million cast. Yet Stein still isn’t giving up. She wants to launch a new voter advocacy group in Wisconsin that would focus on updating some voting machines, and forcing recounts in close elections. She held a news conference this week to unveil her plans, but no one other than a few voters showed up. That’s because this is not an issue for most people. We have faith in our elections, as we should. The recount discovered no structural problems in Wisconsin’s voting system, and no hacking by the Russians. Game over. Stein should pick up her ball and go home.