‘The View’ Grills Jill Stein on Recount: ‘What Are You Trying to Prove?’

What is really behind former Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein’s recount effort?

That was the question that the five hosts of The View set out to answer on Wednesday morning when they spoke to Stein via satellite from Boston. And they were not quick to give her the benefit of the doubt.

“Do you think this can actually overturn the election results? Tell me yes,” a hopeful Joy Behar began.

Stein did not exactly give Behar the answer she wanted to hear, telling her that the thing about voting is “you don’t know until you look.” She explained that counting the paper ballots in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania, as she intends to do, will tell us whether there was any “tampering,” “machine error,” “hacking” or “human error.”

“We’re not here to help one candidate and hurt another,” Stein added. “We’re really here to help voters feel like we’ve got a system that’s working for us.” But this only prompted Behar to ask, “What are you really trying to prove then?”

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