Green Party presidential candidate Dr. Jill Stein is the force behind the election recounts in Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania. Born on May 14, 1950, she has Mercury retrograde! So a REcount is in her astrological blood.
People with Mercury retrograde in their birth charts do seem to do better when it recurs, most notably at retrograde-like projects like re-doing votes already tabulated. Stein seems to be getting more attention and media coverage now than she did when she ran for president. She raised millions of dollars in an extremely short time to pay for the recounts.
Harvard educated Stein was a practicing physician for many years. One of her research interests is toxins, and she has particularly studied Mercury contamination! She wants to REmove Mercury from the environment. (I once had a dentist with Mercury retrograde who removed the Mercury fillings from people’s teeth – you can’t make this stuff up.)
Jill Stein’s Mercury is closely conjunct her Sun, with both in Taurus, so she is committed to her views. Her intellect, thoughts and opinions are part of her identity. The Sun and Mercury trining Mars and a possible Aries Moon make her a natural activist. Stein also has Uranus Out of Bounds in declination, which seems like appropriate symbolism for a nonconformist, a reformer and someone who, at least in this case, may behave in an unexpected manner.
Hillary Clinton has Mercury exactly stationery turning retrograde and her campaign is providing some support toward a recount, although commentators don’t expect the results of the presidential election to change. As of this writing, a Federal judge has stopped the recount in Michigan.
Roque De La Fuente, born on 10/10/54, who requested a recount in Nevada, was born with Mercury slowing down and well into the shadow of its retrograde period.