RECOUNT 2016: Will Stein’s Tactic BACKFIRE On Jill And Hillary?

Written by Kevin Fobbs on December 2, 2016

Sixteen years ago, the nation waited for several weeks as hundreds of Bush and Gore campaign officials descended on Florida to participate in a recount of ballots to determine the presidency. Texas Governor George W. Bush won and Democrats went on an 8-year long whine attack to savage the legitimacy of Bush’s presidential election. Will history repeat itself with the Green Party and Clinton campaign efforts to recount Battleground state ballots?

The obvious answer is: Not going to happen! Stein, only garnered 1 percent of the national vote, yet proclaims she wants to make sure hackers didn’t skew the results in the battleground states of Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania.

Unlike the Bush v. Gore presidential ballot battle, the Wisconsin and possible Pennsylvania and Michigan recount controversy bears no resemblance to hanging chads in the Florida recount. Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein, launched the effort to recount the votes alleging that there was possible “outside interference” in rendering a win for now president-elect Donald Trump.

Here’s a newsflash for the nearly invisible presidential candidate, if there was a recount of every single vote ten times in Wisconsin, the microscopic 30,000 votes she garnered against Trump’s 1,4 million votes can be likened to a heavyweight boxer knocking out a featherweight in the boxing ring, and the featherweight saying the results were rigged.

The real probability behind The Green Party’s presidential 2016 standard bearer’s recount effort has more to do with filling her party’s financial coffers as well as doing a solid favor for Clinton. After all, it was Clinton who went on the warpath against Trump after the third presidential debate, questioning his integrity for not stating he would accept the results of the presidential election if he loss.

So, of course the Democrat candidate who now has been sent to the presidential election showers as a mere footnote in history for losing her presidential campaign efforts twice, needed a stoolie. Enter Jill Stein. Now, post-voters across the nation finally can see why the Green Party was merely a political gnat as it buzzed around the edges of the 2016 political arena.

How intriguing that the death of Hillary Clinton’s presidential ambitions has brought life to a last place presidential party. Stein had about as much chance of winning the presidential sweepstakes as Al Sharpton had of winning a Secretary of State position in the Trump administration.

So how should Americans take this political maneuver? For one, if you live in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania and a vote recount is initiated, then there may be a financial cost to you. While the Green Party is raising millions of dollars off of liberals who will fill their coffers, the state voters will possibly end up picking up part of the cote recount tab. So, in effect, Battleground state voters will be financing a fools’ errand by Stein, while she and her party officials take their loot to the bank.

Most importantly, unlike the hanging chads of the Florida recount presidential election warfare of 2000, there is no evidence that a single vote was hacked, stolen, misplaced or otherwise tainted. Even the Clinton campaign attorney has admitted that there is no verifiable evidence of election fraud.

In effect, it will be a President Trump, conservatives and Republicans who will have the last laugh at the Democrats, the Green Party and Hillary Clinton. A recount will finally put to rest one more election year scare tactic that Democrats have used to energize their voters.

Trump won fair and square and the only political hacking that occurred during the 2016 presidential election cycle was Hillary’s effort to rig an election in blue states by using mainstream media, fear, rigged polls, and yes that winning formula of raising the dead to vote.

For Hillary, it turned out that if the dead did vote on Election Day in Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin, their vote turned up solid red for Trump. Maybe in the great beyond they wanted to Make America Great Again, too!

photo credit: Gage Skidmore Jill Stein via photopin (license)

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Kevin Fobbs
Kevin Fobbs has more than 35 years of wide-ranging experience as a community and tenant organizer, Legal Services outreach program director, public relations consultant, business executive, gubernatorial and presidential appointee, political advisor, widely published writer, and national lecturer. Kevin is co-chair and co-founder of AC-3 (American-Canadian Conservative Coalition) that focuses on issues on both sides of the border between the two countries.