Hillary Clinton supports Jill Stein’s efforts to try to get an election recount in three battleground states. A hand recount of votes is supposed to start in Wisconsin near the end of this week, thanks to Jill Stein, even though the Green Party candidate says there’s no evidence of voter fraud.
Stein is also pursuing recounts in two other states, Pennsylvania and Michigan, with support from the Democratic campaign, as well as with support from Democratic presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton. Unknown is whether or not Jill Stein will be successful in getting a recount in any other state besides Wisconsin. If so, Democratic party supporters are now wondering if the Electoral College votes from these three states would even be enough to make Hillary Clinton president.
Ever since Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump, won the Electoral College vote on November 8, supporters of Democratic presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton, have been doing everything possible to reverse Trump’s presidential win. Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by a wide margin, while Donald Trump won the Electoral College vote, making the 70-year-old American businessman president, and resulting in more than one petition being filed on Change.org calling for the Electoral College to vote for Hillary Clinton on December 19. The first petition, that can viewed here, already has over 4 million supporters and only needs just over 1 million more before it will be delivered straight to the Electors.
“We are calling on the 149 Electors in those states to ignore their states’ votes and cast their ballots for Secretary Clinton. Why?”
Hillary Clinton supporters believe that Donald Trump is “unfit” to serve as U.S. President, mainly due to lack of experience, alleged ties to the Russian government, bullying, and conflicts of interest, among other things. The petition says that Hillary Clinton won the vote, and, in fact, the 69-year-old American politician did win the popular vote by over 2 million votes, according to an article on the Daily Beast, that says that Donald Trump was not the “choice of the people.” Hillary Clinton supporters just cannot accept that Donald Trump was awarded all of the 270 electoral votes needed to win the presidency.
According to Newsmax TV, Hillary Clinton herself couldn’t even seem to get over losing the 2016 presidential election and was allegedly inconsolable and couldn’t stop crying following the loss of the election, as explained by author Ed Klein in an interview on the The Steve Malzberg Show, who said that Clinton called an old female friend from “way, way back” on Wednesday morning, November 9, the day after the election. Hillary Clinton was allegedly crying so hard about her loss to Donald Trump that she couldn’t talk coherently — “it was even hard to understand what she was saying, she was crying so hard.”
Hillary Clinton's popular vote lead is roughly 2.23 million over President-elect Donald Trump. pic.twitter.com/TYNWbi1KwV— Good Morning America (@GMA) November 28, 2016
Hillary Clinton reportedly blames FBI Director, James Comey, for her loss, even though her presidential campaign was embroiled in public scandals, including email scandals, health scandals, and other “dishonest discoveries,” as outlined by the Washington Times, all thanks to John Podesta’s emails and the news leaks website, WikiLeaks. Some say that Donald Trump and even the Russian government may have been behind the ongoing WikiLeaks’ email dumps from Hillary Clinton’s campaign, a claim that was allegedly confirmed by private security researchers, who say that John Podesta, chairman of the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign, clicked on a fake Google login page back in March, giving hackers access to all of his emails and digital credentials.
The New York Times reports that a Russian foreign intelligence service was behind the hack of John Podesta’s emails, which led to the infamous “Podesta email” leaks. One year prior to John Podesta’s email getting hacked, Hillary Clinton was found to be using a private email server during her four-year tenure as U.S. Secretary of State, starting in 2009 — a private email server that Romanian hacker, Guccifer, said he hacked into several times, although no evidence was found to support his claim, according to NBC News.
By May 19, a Fox News poll showed that nearly two-thirds of American voters found Hillary Clinton to be dishonest and untrustworthy, ultimately leading to Donald Trump’s presidential win on November 8. Hillary Clinton even accepted the results of the election with a concession speech on November 9, that can be read in full text on CNN. Now, Hillary Clinton’s, Jill Stein’s, and the DNC’s push for a recount has sent Donald Trump into a “tweetstorm” over the weekend, according to CNET, where the president-elect called the election recounts a “Green Party scam” and “impossible.”
But just how impossible, and will a recount even matter?
Wisconsin is due to start hand recounts this week. A demand for a recount in Pennsylvania and Michigan is soon to follow, according to Radar Online, because Donald Trump “barely” won them. But CBS News reports that Hillary Clinton and Jill Stein may not be successful in getting a recount in Pennsylvania, mainly because a statewide recount must be voter-initiated, by “thousands of voters.” Three voters per election district must submit affidavits by a deadline, which varies from district to district. Jill Stein — who managed to raise millions of dollars in donation to go towards a recount, as also reported by CBS News — has even said that the deadline has already passed in some districts.
Newsweek outlines the entire recount process and also adds that a request for a Michigan recount will be filed on Wednesday. A new report on Express.co.uk says that Donald Trump won the three battleground states “with knife-edge margins,” and that if a complete recount finds Hillary Clinton the rightful winner, Electoral College votes in those three states will ultimately make her the new U.S. President, even though Donald Trump says that “so much time and money will be spent” on recounts, with the same result.
“I believe in the democratic process and I believe that we need to verify the vote regardless of who the winner was declared on election night. It may turn out that it doesn’t change the result of the election, but it’s a healthy process to engage in democracy,” according to voting rights attorney John Bonifaz, who’s also helping to drive the recount campaign.
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