Jill Stein’s recount effort is falling apart. She’s probably going to be laughed at when she brings her Pennsylvanian recount challenge before the federal courts. She withdrew her state court challenge of the results due to lack of funds and the whole bit where she doesn’t have evidence to present that would suggest that hacking or voter fraud occurred, which tilted the election in favor of President-elect Donald Trump. She also blew the voter-initiated recount deadline, which was on November 21. In Michigan, a federal judge ended the recount, with Trump still winning the state, since it was apparently clear that Stein could not overturn the results. In fact, Trump's lead increased by 146 votes.
Yet, the Green Party candidate, who has raised more money for this effort than for her entire presidential campaign, seems undeterred. On Fox News yesterday, Stein told host Neil Cavuto that people could reprogram these voting machines with floppy disks. Cavuto noted that Michigan’s voting program isn’t even connected to the Internet. The same is true for Pennsylvania, where all 4,500 voting machines are kept under lock and key (and 24/7 surveillance all year). CBS Pittsburgh also noted that election experts in the Keystone State noted that if someone managed to infiltrate the facility to screw around with the machines, the process would take around 4 months to corrupt all the machines. It’s not possible. Moreover, an independent agency randomly selects voting machines throughout the state to be tested for malicious software.
Still, this whole notion that, uh, people use floppy disks just show how unserious this clown show is. No one uses floppy disks (what is this Office Space?), especially when it comes to allegations of highly coordinated cyber attacks that swayed a national election. Stein blew a recount deadline and is now offering postulations that some tampering could have occurred through floppy disks. This lady isn’t playing with a full deck (via Free Beacon):
“That would be hacking,” Cavuto said, adding that for voter machines to be hacked, they need to be connected to the internet.
“No they don’t at all,” Stein said. “No, because people walk around and they reprogram these machines and use, like, a floppy disk.”
Floppy disks are hard to come by on the internet and have been discontinued by many manufacturers, although one can order them from floppydisk.com and other sites with enough research. They are more popularly used as coasters these days.