With recount efforts wrapping up, Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein ended her fundraising Tuesday to review ballot tallies in Wisconsin and two other states, saying she will donate any leftover cash to voting rights groups. In the end, Wisconsin’s recount turned up changes to the ballot count of the top four finishers of just six-hundredths of 1%. Meanwhile, Stein’s bid for statewide recounts has been blocked in Pennsylvania and Michigan. Stein’s campaign said it raised $7.3 million for its recount efforts and has up to $7.4 million in outstanding costs, but expects those estimated expenses to decrease as the actual costs are tallied. In raising the money, Stein also collected the names of more than 161,000 donors and 10,000 volunteers that she can tap in the future.
“While the count may have stopped, the movement for a voting system we can trust has been enormously energized,” Stein said in a conference call.
Her campaign statements came a day after the recount in Wisconsin reaffirmed Republican President-elect Donald Trump’s victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton by more than 22,000 votes out of nearly 3 million cast, with Trump adding 131 votes to his margin.
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