CORRECTION: You will note that I changed the title of this post to reflect that “some members” of the Green Party not all have disavowed Jill Stein’s recount initiative.
Pursuant to a twitter notification received, there are those members of the Greens who are taking a neutral stance in which case, the following update beneath this correction may not be true.
@PUMAbydesign Some GPUS delegates and members. Not all of them. GPUS has taken neutral stance, so far.
— Renae Ward (@RenaeWard9) November 30, 2016
UPDATE: The following tweet is circulating on Twitter. Noidea if it is rumor or fact. It is 4:49 a.m. and I need a nap. Please feel free to update in comments section if you hear of anything. Thank you.
— 0hour1 (@Brian_Was_Here_) November 30, 2016
Maryland Senate candidate Margaret Flowers of the Green Party posted an open letter on her website entitled Greens Speak Out on Recount and Our Commitment to an Independent Party which disavows Stein’s recount initiative and any connection thereto by the Greens.
The letter which states, “While we support electoral reforms, including how the vote is counted, we do not support the current recount being undertaken by Jill Stein” was signed by leading members of the Green Party, all of whom are opposed to the recount and Stein’s alliance (although denied) with “two capitalist parties” that serve the interests of the wealthy” (in this instance, the Democratic Party); namely, the DNC and Hillary Clinton.
Greens Speak Out on Recount and Our Commitment to an Independent Party – Excerpt below: (EDITED)
…That is why it is imperative that the Green Party is independent of those parties. We stay independent to give people an alternative to the corruption of two money-based parties. Greens reject donations from corporations and their political action committees to ensure we are accountable to the people and so that the people’s agenda is not superseded by the corporate agenda….