Sunday, November 27, 2016

Jill Stein Demands A Recount

                 “It’s not over ‘til the fat lady sings,” the old saying goes. Apparently, it’s not over even then, at least if you are of a progressive bent…and your side lost. Even if you lost 306-232.
                Good totalitarians that they are, Jill Stein and the Clinton campaign may be teaming up to launch and oversee vote recounts in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Michigan. Oddly enough, the recount drive is being led by the Green Party’s Stein, who finished with less than one percent of the overall vote total. This raises an obvious question: why? Well, for starters, Stein’s website claims that she has already raised over $5.7 million for her recount effort, with an ultimate goal of $7 million. Considering the fact that she’s unlikely to be able to proceed with all three recounts, and that she may not be able to spend all of that cash in any case, this is potentially a scam of Clintonesque proportions. No wonder why they call it the Green Party!
                 Clinton campaign lawyer Marc Elias- via a post on the blogging website said that if the recounts occur, the Clinton campaign “will participate in order to ensure the process proceeds in a manner that is fair to all sides.”
                Yes. Quite.
                Ensuring that political processes proceed in a manner that is fair to all sides has been a hallmark of all Clinton endeavors. It’s easier to mask the giggles online than in person, I guess.
                 We have seen riots in the streets. Electoral College members in several states have received numerous death threats in an attempt to turn their votes from Trump to Hillary. Colleges have cancelled classes. Rage Rooms across the country are doing land-office business. And now we may be facing the specter of multiple recounts. How many times was Trump asked by the mainstream media if he would accept the election results? Well, these temper-tantrum throwing would-be tyrants clearly will not accept the results of any election they didn’t win.
                Trump’s senior advisor, Kellyanne Conway, stated: “Rather than adhere to the tradition of graciously conceding and wishing the winner well, they’ve opted to waste millions of dollars and dismiss the democratic process.” Kellyanne, the Democrats don’t have a tradition of graciously conceding and wishing the winner well…if the democratic process doesn’t lead to a Democrat winner.
                Elias himself added that he doesn’t expect the potential recounts to overturn Trump’s election, but that it was “important, on principle, to ensure our campaign is legally represented in any court proceedings and represented on the ground in order to monitor the recount process itself. We do so fully aware that the number of votes separating Donald trump and Hillary Clinton in the closest of these states—Michigan—well exceeds the largest margin ever overcome in a recount.” (A combined margin of 107,000 votes separated the candidates in those three battleground states).
                A senior administration official stated that the government didn’t observe any unusual, malicious cyber activity on Election Day and believes the elections were free and fair in that regard. The Democratic Campaign Machine didn’t initiate any recounts on its own, because it hadn’t found any “actionable evidence” of tampering or chicanery. (Of course, it was only looking in one direction).
                Yet, in steps a surrogate. Coincidence?

                This strangest of elections just keeps getting weirder.

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