Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein, who ended up getting about six votes in this year’s presidential election and finishing fourth out of the four major candidates, has raised the necessary money to demand a recount in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania. Why is she doing it? Well, it isn’t to prove to the world that SHE won. It’s to try and steal the election from Donald Trump.
Michigan has already run a recount, and it narrowed the gap by 560 votes, with Trump still winning (and most of the polling organizations don’t show Michigan in Trump’s category). In Pennsylvania, Trump won by 78,000 votes, and in Wisconsin he took the state by over 29,000 votes. Both were close, 1.2% in Pennsylvania, and 1.0% in Wisconsin.
Here’s where the Dems should keep their mouths shut and get on with life. Michigan basically has already done their recount and aren’t in play. Trump has 309 Electoral votes and you need 270 to win. That’s a margin of 39 votes. In order to “flip” the election, Stein would have to flip all three states. Michigan is already done with one recount, which would tell me that it just gives Democrats more time to “find” bags of unopened absentee votes someplace that had been “forgotten” and stored in a closet some place.
Even if the Democrats were to flip Michigan AND Pennsylvania, it only drops Trump to 270, and that’s the magic number. No, they need to win all three states before the Electoral College votes next month. The likelihood of that is about the same as me winning the presidency…at least the legitimate likelihood of that happening!
Democrats (and Green Party candidates) need to understand the election is over. It’s time to stop playing Al Gore and crying about it. You lost. It happens. Elections have winners and losers and Hillary Clinton just happened to lose to the second worst candidate in US history, which makes her the worst candidate in US history. I know that isn’t how she saw this coronation, but that’s the way it came out. It’s disappointing, but life is disappointing sometimes. Have another case of wine, put on another 25 pounds and get over it, Hillary!
I guess what irks me most is, she has already conceded. Al Gore conceded in 2000 as well, and then “unconceded”? Yup. So, is Hillary going to do the same thing? Or is she going to do what, and I don’t believe I’m going to drop his name into this equation here, Richard Nixon did in 1960 and even though Kennedy had massive voter fraud in Chicago (catch me while I faint!), and Nixon could have actually won the presidency…he conceded “for the good of the country”. Clinton needs to drop this crap now and get on with whatever phase is next in her life. We all are aware it won’t be in politics.
As for the cry babies out there that can’t accept defeat…blame your liberal idiot parents. They forgot to teach you that losing was a part of life and you have to learn to deal with both winning AND losing. It’s not the only time you’re going to lose, so get used to it. You don’t have to like it, in fact, you should learn to hate it, but you DO have to learn to deal with it! That’s what I suggest Jill Stein, and the rest of the liberal establishment spend the next four years doing. Learn to deal with it!
Carry on world…you’re dismissed!