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Jill Stein

Pitts: I oppose the recount

Pitts: I oppose the recount

I oppose the recount.

There are, to my mind, only two reasons to re-examine ballots in a presidential campaign, as Green Party candidate Jill Stein has raised money to do. The first is in the event of error or fraud, but there is no evidence thereof in the 2016 election, as Ms. Stein herself has admitted.

The second is in the event the margin of victory is especially slim. And yes, in the three states where Ms. Stein is pushing for a recount -- Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania -- the margins are indeed thin, particularly in Michigan, which Hillary Clinton lost by just 11,612 votes.

But in a case like that, the recount must begin immediately -- and preferably...

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