The #Recount2016 effort continues to surge on Jill Stein’s website, as reported by the Inquisitr, with the former Green Party presidential candidate blowing through her fundraising goals for an electoral recount of presidential votes.
As of this writing Stein has raised more than $6 million to investigate whether or not all the voters’ ballots were correctly counted in at least three states.
That news has set the Twitter account of Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) on fire, with President-Elect Trump going on a Twitter rant on Sunday morning about the recount efforts. Mr. Trump used Hillary Clinton’s own words against her to write that election results should not be delayed or changed.
“Hillary Clinton conceded the election when she called me just prior to the victory speech and after the results were in. Nothing will change. Hillary’s debate answer on delay: ‘That is horrifying. That is not the way our democracy works. Been around for 240 years. We’ve had free and fair elections. We’ve accepted the outcomes when we may not have liked them, and that is what must be expected of anyone standing on a during a [?] general election. I, for one, am appalled that somebody that is the nominee of one of our two major parties would take that kind of position.’ Then, separately she stated, ‘He said something truly horrifying… he refused to say that he would respect the results of this election. That is a direct threat to our democracy.’ She then said, ‘We have to accept the results and look to the future, Donald Trump is going to be our President. We owe him an open mind and the chance to lead.’ So much time and money will be spent – same result! Sad.”
No matter the results of the Wisconsin recount, according to the Boston Globe, Trump wrote that Wisconsin’s recount results and recounts in Michigan and Pennsylvania should not reflect the way democracy works — at least with Trump quoting Hillary’s words about such a situation.
Clinton’s words were in relation to her debate answer about elections remaining free and fair. Trump also turned to Hillary’s words in relation to a scenario whereby Trump might not accept election results if they meant he would lose the presidential election. Nevertheless, the controversy rolls on as Stein continues to collect more monies for the recount, with Trump calling Stein’s efforts a scam.
It is far from the first time Trump has turned to Twitter to rant about election results or presidential election issues. As reported by Business Insider in 2012, Trump went on a Twitter rant when President Obama won his re-election, with those Twitter tweets having been deleted afterward.
One tweet still available on Trump’s Twitter page shows that Trump tweeted on November 6, 2012, at 11:29 p.m., that “we” can’t let this happen — presumably the re-election of Mr. Obama. Trump urged people to march on Washington to stop the “travesty.”
Apparently, Trump’s idea was heeded all these years later, with the Facebook event titled the “WOMEN’S MARCH ON WASHINGTON- JANUARY 21st, 2017” set for folks to support women’s rights during Trump’s Inauguration Weekend.
As reported by Mashable, Trump’s own words about the “phony Electoral College” came back to him in 2016, with Trump’s original tweet complaining about Mr. Obama having lost the popular vote and still having won the election meant a revolution should happen in the U.S.
That original Trump tweet, dated November 7, 2012, has since been deleted from Trump’s Twitter account. The tweet about the misspelled “phoney” Electoral College — which Trump tweeted “made a laughing stock out of our nation,” calling America “the loser one!” — has also been deleted.
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