November 28, 2016

#Pnut4Prez: Jill Stein Gives Al Gore Terrible Recount Flashbacks

Green Party candidate and definite loser of this year’s election Jill Stein raised more than $5 million last week to file for recounts in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania, three close states that handed Trump the Presidency. Trump won those states by roughly 27k, 10k and 68k votes respectively. Without those three states, Donald Trump would not have a majority in the electoral college. Stein felt compelled to act after “computer scientists” supposedly claimed that there was enough evidence to believe that the vote counting machines had been hacked. To the best of our knowledge, there is no such evidence of hacking.

As expected, Donald Trump is not happy about the recount, lashing out at the Green Party and the Democrats. Trump tweeted that the recount was a scam by the Green Party to raise money and lambasted Hillary Clinton’s hypocrisy for not accepting the election results despite her statements that Trump should accept them. He also tweeted that he would have won the popular vote if “millions” of people hadn’t voted illegally. Again, there is no such evidence of non-citizens voting, and he is currently trailing the popular vote by more than two million votes.

It is worth noting that Hillary Clinton did not initiate the recount, has already conceded the election, is the victim of Twitter attacks by Jill Stein and has spent the weekend celebrating Thanksgiving. Her campaign counsel, however, released a statement saying the campaign will be present in the recount but that no one should get their hopes up: all the Trump victories are way bigger than any margin of error found in a recount and significantly more than the 500-vote difference in the 2000 Florida recount. What will this achieve? Probably nothing but heartburn, divisiveness and erosion of trust in democracy.

Yes, I want to sound marginally more intelligent: