Remember right after the election, when Green Party candidate Jill Stein raised millions of dollars to conduct recounts in certain states? After the recounts were over, she still had a ton of cash left. Liberals are beginning to wonder what happened to the rest of the money they gave her.
The Daily Beast reports:
What Happened to Jill Stein’s Recount Millions?
Shortly after the 2016 election, Jill Stein raised more than $7 million from shell-shocked liberals eager to pursue a swing-state recount. Nearly two years later, the U.S. Green Party’s last candidate for president is still spending that money.
Ongoing litigation, travel costs, and staff salaries are also likely to eat up whatever is left, meaning those who donated to Stein are unlikely to receive a once-promised chance to vote on how the post-recount money would be spent. Nor have donors been given much of a window into how Stein is actually spending their donations.
The last FEC filing from the Stein campaign was for the month of September 2017. And the last update from the campaign itself came in a post on April 20, in which it said it was down to $932,178 in recount funds.
“It is strange that they would just stop filing reports given they were a legitimate, professional campaign, and despite still having more than a million dollars in cash on hand,” Andrew Mayersohn, a researcher at the Center for Responsive Politics, told The Daily Beast.
When the recounts happened, lots of conservative folks said it was a colossal waste of time and money. It looks like they were right.