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Jill Stein Raises More Money Post-Election for Recounts than Pre-Election for Campaign

Green Party nominee Jill Stein has been engaged in a post-election fundraising drive in order to pay for recounts in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania. She does not dispute her own vote totals in those states, but is basing her claim on alleged irregularities, the possibility that voting machines were hacked, and how “unexpected” the results were.… Read more ...

Vermont Progressive incumbent legislator prevails over Republican challenger by just four votes

From Vermont Public Radio (H/T to paulie):

A Progressive Party lawmaker will return to the Vermont House after a judge rejected a challenge to a recount that showed her winning.

A recount Friday confirmed earlier election results showing Rep. Susan Hatch Davis ahead of Republican challenger Rodney Graham, of Williamstown, by four votes.

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A conclusion draws near in the Minnesota Senate race

In the highly contested recount between incumbent Republican Senator Norm Coleman and challenger Democratic Farmer Laborer Al Franken, only a few hundred votes are putting Franken in the lead.  After more absentee ballots were counted today by the Minnesota Canvassing Board, Franken’s lead increased.  Of the ballots counted, 52% went for Franken, 33% for Coleman, and the rest didn’t have someone listed or voted for “other.”  That “other” category is mostly Dean Barkley, the Minnesota Independence Party candidate for US Senate this November. … Read more ...

Trouble in paradise: is instant runoff voting unconstitutional in Minnesota?

Critics of instant runoff voting (IRV) are gaining steam in Minneapolis, which instituted the alternative form of voting a few years ago. They are challenging the constitutionality of the Minneapolis voting system, and they are claiming that it leads to confusion and the kind of voting troubles that have complicated the Minnesota Senate race.… Read more ...

Update: Minnesota Senate race isn’t the only recount this election season

We have previously reported on independent Cathy Church’s bid for prosecutor in Marquette County, Michigan. Thanks to Greg Peterson of Gather.com for putting these stories together.

Apparently, Church was not convinced with the results of the election and filed for a recount of the votes about a week after the election.… Read more ...