Democrats – led by Hillary Clinton and her allies – continue to try and delegitimize – or even overturn – the results of the November 8th election.
Rather than accept the results, rioting leftists stormed the streets in major cities, and some Democrats even claimed the vote was tampered with.
And now, Hillary Clinton’s campaign is joining an effort to recount the votes in three key states that swung the election to Donald Trump.
Donald Trump won Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin by a little over 100,000 votes combined.
Liberals – who refuse to follow democratic norms and accept their defeat – have clamored for the Clinton campaign to demand a recount.
But after trying to smear Donald Trump as a threat to Democracy for refusing to say whether he would commit to accepting the results of a close election, the Clinton campaign is now trapped by their own words.
So Democrats contributed nearly six million dollars to Green Party candidate, Jill Stein, after she announced she was trying to raise enough funds to stage a recount in the three pivotal Rust Belt states.
After it was announced she would proceed with her recount efforts, the Clinton campaign announced they were joining the fight too.
Bloomberg Politics reports:
Hillary Clinton’s campaign lawyer announced plans to participate in vote recounts of Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Michigan if they take place, yet doesn’t expect to overturn the election of Donald Trump as president.
If Green Party candidate Jill Stein initiates recounts in all of those states as she intends, the Clinton campaign “will participate in order to ensure the process proceeds in a manner that is fair to all sides,” lawyer Mark Elias said Saturday in a post on the blogging website Medium.com.
The Democrat’s campaign didn’t plan to initiate recounts on its own because it hasn’t found “any actionable evidence of hacking or outside attempts to alter the voting technology,” Elias wrote.
Elias also isn’t expecting the recounts to erase what he said was a 107,000 combined vote margin separating the candidates in the three battleground states and overturning the election of Trump, who is due to be sworn in as president in January.
“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,“ Elias said. “But regardless of the potential to change the outcome in any of the states, we feel it is 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.”
Critics argue that despite the statements by the campaign – claiming they are only participating in the recount out of an obligation to their voters and don’t expect to change the result – actions speak louder than words.
And the only reason to undertake a recount is to undermine the results of the election.
Recounts cost money and manpower.
If the Clintons are behind a recount they know is a scam, then they are wasting time and money.
Critics contend the only reason to put talent and treasure on the line is to hold out hope of a different outcome.
During the final debate, Clinton claimed it was “horrifying” that Donald Trump said he would wait and see what the results of the election were before deciding to accept the outcome.
Hillary Clinton clearly lost.
It is virtually impossible for a recount to uncover enough votes to flip the outcome.
Her decision to join Jill Stein’s recount efforts in Wisconsin – and Michigan and Pennsylvania, if they occur – undercut the legitimacy of our election in a far flung hope of stealing the Presidency from Donald Trump.