Nonprofit group launches fundraiser to sue Florida to force 2016 presidential recount
Even with a recount effort led by third party candidate Jill Stein now underway in the narrowly decided swing states of Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania, she’s not allowed to pursue a recount in the equally close state of Florida. State law there prohibits any candidate from requesting a recount. But a nonprofit group is planning to immediately sue the state of Florida to force a recount – and that group is now raising funds to cover the cost of that lawsuit.
The good news, for those who want to see a 2016 presidential recount happen in Florida, is that the group only needs $50,000 to proceed with the lawsuit. The trickier part is that they need the money almost immediately so they’ll be able to proceed in time. A Florida law firm, led by attorney Clint Curtis, has already taken the case and is looking to file the lawsuit tomorrow.
The group in question, Protect Our Elections, is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit and has a documented history of fighting for campaign and election reform. Here’s the donation page for the Florida recount lawsuit effort. If a recount in Florida can be forced, it could uncover voting total errors or fraud which could end reversing Donald Trump’s narrow victory over Hillary Clinton in the state. But time is of the essence. Donate to the recount here.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report