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In the interview, I ask the following questions:
- What led the campaign of Jill Stein to push for recounts? (The original question was, "What led the Green Party to push for recounts?" Rick corrected me and informed me that it was actually the Jill Stein campaign that pushed for the recounts.)
- You did recounts in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Michigan. Were there any other states where you considered doing a recount? If not, why not?
- Are there states that refuse or that are - "unenthusiastic" - about a robust audit process?
- What was your experience of the recount process?
- What efforts did you encounter to hinder or thwart or derail the recounts? If you did encounter such efforts, please tell us what they were.
- Can the official results of the recounts be considered valid? Why or why not?
- What functional or structural barriers do you now see to free and fair elections and to the democratic process at this time?
- Do you still believe that the political process in the United States is viable enough for people to pursue the management of their affairs by political means (i.e., by voting, by belonging to political parties, and by participating in the American political process as it now is)?
- Regarding activism, are you familiar with scholars and practitioners of nonviolent civil resistance, such as Gene Sharp, Jack DuVall, Professor Erica Chenoweth, and others?