A statewide recount in Wisconsin is cost prohibitive…
— Rocky De La Fuente
FT. LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, November 29, 2016 — FT. LAUDERDALE, Florida, November 29, 2016 – “Rocky” Roque De La Fuente, who actually was the first presidential candidate to file a recount petition in Wisconsin, has withdrawn his petition in that state. However, he has expressed his intentions to file elsewhere.
“A statewide recount in Wisconsin is cost prohibitive,” said De La Fuente. “I do not want to favor one candidate over another. My only interest is to create a nationwide awareness of the vulnerability of our election system and to do everything possible to assure that your vote counts for the candidate for whom it is cast.”
The cost of De La Fuente’s participation in the Wisconsin recount would have been half of the $3.5 million fee the state required. Now, Jill Stein will need to shoulder that entire amount if she is to continue her recount initiative in that state. Her team has already raised more than $6.2 million for that recount and the ones she plans to conduct in Michigan and Pennsylvania in just a few days, which is more money than she raised during her entire presidential campaign.
The Clinton camp has also joined in on those recount initiatives. That is one of the reasons that De La Fuente says he feels the need to distance himself from the Wisconsin recount.
“I’m not a big fan of President-elect Trump, but I also ran against Hillary in the Democratic primary,” said De La Fuente. “In my opinion, the recount should be done to validate the election or expose the need for substantive election reform. It shouldn’t favor one candidate over another.”
When asked how that might be accomplished, De La Fuente indicated that he intended to file for limited recounts in Nevada and Florida; pointing out that Clinton won in Nevada and Trump won in Florida. “It’s not about flipping a state and changing the results. It’s about making sure that every vote counts as it’s cast,” said De La Fuente.
De La Fuente noted that he has standing in Nevada whereas Stein does not. “Jill wasn’t ballot qualified in Nevada, whereas I was. So, she can carry the burden in Wisconsin and the other states in which she has an interest, and I’ll add two more to the mix,” said De La Fuente.
He indicated that Nevada and Florida are of particular interest to him because of their past histories. “Florida has been at the epicenter of questionable elections in the past, and I personally experienced manipulative behavior in the Nevada caucus during the Democratic primary season,” explained De La Fuente.
De La Fuente ran in the Democratic presidential primary and established the highest vote count of any Hispanic American running for that office in that party’s history. He then ran as an independent and as the nominee of both the Reform Party and the American Delta Party in an effort to champion election reform. De La Fuente has pursued lawsuits across the country to lower ballot access thresholds to reasonable levels and to preserve ballot images in counties in which electronic voting is used. The latter is to have the images declared to be “public record” and force them to be preserved so that they can be used to validate elections similar to how paper ballots are used.
“Rocky” Roque De La Fuente is living proof that the American Dream can be achieved by those who are inspired to pursue it. He has an amazing record of overcoming obstacles and achieving success. From being licensed by the FAA to fly single engine planes at the age of 20 to owning 28 automobile dealerships and becoming Chairman of the National Dealers Council for the third largest automobile manufacturer in the world by the age of 28, Rocky is in a league by himself. He also created a banking network in 1982 to help address an economic crisis in Mexico and established impressive real estate holdings throughout the United States while generating thousands of new jobs along the way. Rocky holds a bachelor’s degree in Physics and Mathematics (Magna Cum Laude) and exudes a passion for his country and for those who seek the opportunity to fulfill their version of the American Dream.
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Danielle De La Fuente
Rocky 2016, LLC
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