Hillary Clinton Demands Recount With Jill Stein: Clinton Still Not Over Election Loss
Hillary Clinton is teaming up with Jill Stein, demanding a recount of votes, nearly one month after election day. Clinton is reportedly still not over her loss and she is raising suspicion that something shady happened on November 8.
Donald Trump refused to say that he’d respect the results of this election.
That’s a direct threat to our democracy.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) October 24, 2016
Hillary Clinton has decided to get together with Green Party candidate Jill Stein, who demanded a recount of votes in Wisconsin this past Friday.
Medium reported that Hillary Clinton’s campaign general counsel Marc Elias revealed that they plan on taking any final steps that they can to make sure all of the votes were fairly counted. They have not yet discovered any suspicious voting fraud tracks.
“While that effort has not, in our view, resulted in evidence of manipulation of results, now that a recount is underway, we believe we have an obligation to the more than 64 million Americans who cast ballots for Hillary Clinton to participate in ongoing proceedings to ensure that an accurate vote count will be reported.”
After Wisconsin, both Jill Stein and Hillary Clinton plan to demand a recount for Pennsylvania and Michigan as well.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) October 24, 2016
The two presidential candidates are pushing for a recount in these states specifically because Trump just barely won them. These were the states which caused Clinton to be shut out from taking the victory. The combined margin of victory for Donald Trump was a mere 107,000 votes.
The day after the election, the 69-year-old politician gave an emotional concession speech after Trump was announced the winner. Clinton was reportedly “inconsolable” after her election loss.
Author, Ed Klein, told Newsmax TV that Clinton was just devastated following Trump’s presidential win. It doesn’t seem like Clinton has accepted the win anymore over the past few weeks.
“About 6:30 this morning, she called an old friend.
“She couldn’t stop crying.”
"To all the women…who put their faith in this campaign and in me…nothing has made me prouder than to be your champion." —Hillary
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) November 9, 2016
Hillary Clinton’s campaign general counsel Mark Elias stated that officials in the Clinton campaign have received hundreds of messages, emails, and calls, urging them to do something about investigating claims that the election results were hacked and altered in a way to disadvantage Hillary Clinton.
Are Clinton and her supporters simply just sore about her presidential election loss? Or are there genuine suspicions arising that something shady occurred on election day?
This election year was unique in many ways, one of which being that the degree of foreign interference that occurred throughout the campaign.
The U.S. government confirmed that Russian state actors were responsible for the hacks of the Democratic National Committee and the personal email accounts of Hillary for America campaign officials.
The Washington Post reported that the Russian government was also behind many of the “fake news” propaganda that circulated on the internet in the weeks prior to the election.
These misleading articles were spread online with the goal of punishing Democrat Hillary Clinton and helping Republican Donald Trump. Independent researchers who tracked the “operation” believe that these fake news stories were published by thousands of botnets, teams of paid human “trolls,” and networks of websites and social media accounts.
Secretary Clinton was accused of being a criminal who hid potentially fatal health problems from the public. Also that she was planning to hand control of the nation over to a shadowy cabal of global financiers. Investigators also believe that the fake news effort was intended to heighten the appearance of international tensions and promote fear of Russia.
Clinton’s counsel Elias said that Hillary’s camp is taking all of these concerns very seriously. He also confirmed that they have been “quietly” taking steps to rule in or out any possibility of outside interference in the vote tally.
These efforts include having lawyers, data scientists, and analysts combing over the election results to spot any abnormalities that would support suspicions of a hacked result. Clinton’s campaign team has had numerous meetings and calls with outside experts to hear their concerns and discuss their data findings.
Every potential theory that has been presented has been systematically cataloged and investigated. All laws and practices pertaining to recounts, contests, and audits have been examined. Finally, post-election canvasses have been monitored and staffed when the voting machine tapes are compared to poll-books, provisional ballots are resolved, and all the math is doubled checked from the night of the election.
Hillary Clinton’s campaign counsel confirmed that they will continue to perform their due diligence and actively follow up on any further activities that occur prior to the certification of any election results.
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