2016 Election, Candidates, Democrats, Donald Trump, Elections, Hillary Clinton

Recounts Change Nothing

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Green party candidate Jill Stein’s quixotic recount efforts expended millions of her donor’s dollars but had zero effect on the outcome of the Presidential election.

Image Credit: Anthony Karanja CC by 2.0

Image Credit: Anthony Karanja CC by 2.0

Wisconsin was the final state to shut down the farcical recount process following similar decisions by Michigan and Wisconsin.

In Wisconsin, officials announced Monday evening that the recount was complete — and that rather than find additional votes for Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton or Stein, the recount actually increased President-elect Donald Trump’s margin there by 131 votes. Mr. Trump won the state by a margin of 22,748 votes, according to the newest totals from the Wisconsin Election Commission.

Stein’s campaign paid approximately $3.5 million for the Wisconsin recount.

In Pennsylvania, a federal lawsuit charging election officials with election fraud was summarily dismissed:

In his decision, federal judge Paul Diamond said Stein’s allegation of possible election tampering “borders on the irrational.”

Finally, the Michigan process was mercifully ended by another judge:

And in Michigan, the third state on Stein’s list, the recount process ended last week after a judge lifted an order forcing the statewide review of ballots. The recount lasted three days, and examined ballots in 20 of the state’s 83 counties.

While Stein’s efforts resulted in nothing when it comes to actual ballots, at least Stein herself and her political machine made out like bandits.

Stein first began raising money for a possible recount in late November, and quickly began bringing in millions of dollars for the effort. According to Stein’s fundraising page, the effort has raised more than $7.3 million.

At least this time the liberals just wasted their own millions.  Millions that can’t be spent undermining the Constitution or organizing more violent protests.

And for those who think Donald Trump can’t build a wall and make Mexico pay for it, he just got his sworn enemies to spend $3.5 million to give him another 131 votes.

 

 

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