Sunday, November 27, 2016

Why Is Hillary Clinton's Team Participating In The Recount Process?



New York Times: Hillary Clinton’s Team to Join Wisconsin Recount Pushed by Jill Stein

WASHINGTON — Nearly three weeks after Election Day, Hillary Clinton’s campaign said on Saturday that it would participate in a recount process in Wisconsin incited by a third-party candidate and would join any potential recounts in two other closely contested states, Pennsylvania and Michigan.

The Clinton campaign held out little hope of success in any of the three states, and said it had seen no “actionable evidence” of vote hacking that might taint the results or otherwise provide new grounds for challenging Donald J. Trump’s victory. But it suggested it was going along with the recount effort to assure supporters that it was doing everything possible to verify that hacking by Russia or other irregularities had not affected the results.

In a post on Medium, Marc Elias, the Clinton team’s general counsel, said the campaign would take part in the Wisconsin recount being set off by Jill Stein, the Green Party candidate, and would also participate if Ms. Stein made good on her plans to seek recounts in Michigan and Pennsylvania. Mrs. Clinton lost those three states by a total of little more than 100,000 votes, sealing her Electoral College defeat by Mr. Trump.

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WNU Editor: President-elect Trump is right on this one .... it's all about the money .... The Mysterious Case Of Jill Stein's Surging Recount Costs (Zero Hedge). As for Hillary Clinton .... I can understand that she wants to placate her supporters, but the optics are terrible .... especially in view of her repeated criticisms of Donald Trump during the election campaign that he must respect the election results.

More News On The Reaction To Hillary Clinton's Team Joinning The Recount Process

Clinton Campaign To Participate In Recount, Skeptical Results Will Change -- NPR
Clintons Confirm Participation In Recount Plan, Despite No "Actionable Evidence Of Hacking" -- Zero Hedge
Clinton Recount Plan Draws Sore Loser Jibe From Team Trump -- Bloomberg
Trump calls recount efforts ‘sad,’ declares: ‘Nothing will change’ -- Washington Post
Trump Calls Recount Push 'A Scam,' Says Election Is Over -- AP
Trump knocks 'defeated' Dems supporting recount -- The Hill

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Steal more money from dumb American

Just a carpenter. said...

Does Soros still have fingerprints?

Anonymous said...

Are you f'ing kidding me? You're not interested in whether or not there was vote hacking, as we'll find out via a recount? Why the shit would you think Trump was right on this one? Man, I read your blog daily, but often, your commentaries just read like right-wing reactionary BS.

It's easy to see where this money will go. Recounts are not cheap.

RRH said...

I don't believe for a second that ensuring "democracy was respected" is foremost in Clinton's mind.

TWN said...

That Beast is like Gull on a garbage bag when it see's an opportunity to get at the trough.

RRH said...

LMAO!

Anonymous said...

Interesting, no mention of a recount in Virginia...

Anonymous said...

I mean shit, I think Clinton's side benefited from election fraud in the primaries and that's why they didn't initiate the recount, but to keep up appearances, they're joining in. But the whole "this is a stunt" thing is just blatant BS coming from Trump, who's scared to end up losing.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/nov/26/hillary-clinton-attorney-jill-stein-wisconsin-recount?CMP=fb_gu