8 Facts About Jill Stein

1. In 2016, Jill Stein said NASA funding should be increased, arguing that by halving the military budget, more money could be directed towards "exploring space instead of destroying planet Earth.

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2. In 2012, Vote Smart reported that Jill Stein wanted to "slightly decrease" spending on space exploration.

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3. In 2012, Jill Stein favored maintaining current levels of international aid spending.

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4. In September 2016, Jill Stein announced support for lowering the voting age to 16, in line with many other Green parties worldwide.

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5. In 2012, Jill Stein opposed the raising of the debt ceiling, arguing that the US should instead raise taxes on the wealthy and make military spending cuts to offset the debt.

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6. In July 2018, The Daily Beast reported that Jill Stein was spending the recount money on her own campaign's legal defense as her campaign was being investigated in probes of Russian interference in the 2016 election.

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7. On December 3, 2016, Jill Stein dropped the state recount case in Pennsylvania, citing "the barriers to verifying the vote in Pennsylvania are so pervasive and that the state court system is so ill-equipped to address this problem that we must seek federal court intervention.

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8. On February 8, 2010, Jill Stein announced her candidacy for governor on the steps of the Massachusetts State House in Boston.

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