Part of the attraction many voters have to alternative political parties is the presumption that they reject “business as usual.” Certainly many voters supported Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein because she was running against Hillary Clinton and all she stood for.
Who could have imagined that Stein would turn around after the election and act as Clinton’s surrogate, challenging Donald Trump’s decisive defeat of the Democratic Party candidate?
Thankfully, Michigan has come to a quick and final conclusion. From The Political Insider:
The state of Michigan recount was just stopped, after the Michigan Court of Appeals agreed that Stein is not an “aggrieved candidate” and therefore the count must stop. This is because Stein received fewer than 1% of the vote, which made her statically irrelevant.
So Michigan is done, game over. But the Pennsylvania (and Wisconsin) recounts continue, even though Donald Trump would still have more than 270 electoral votes if they managed to flip both states (which is highly improbable). “Sore losers” doesn’t really capture how pitiful these liberal Democrats are.
While Stein’s recount efforts have reportedly raised millions in donations from gullible supporters, the actual recount itself is being stymied at every turn. The latest bad news comes out of Pennsylvania:
U.S. District Judge Paul Diamond in Philadelphia on Tuesday scheduled a hearing Friday on the request for a recount. The Republican Party and Trump warned that the case threatens Pennsylvania’s ability to certify its election before the Dec. 13 federal deadline. Stein’s team hasn’t produced evidence of hacking, but calls Pennsylvania’s election system “a national disgrace.”
Also Tuesday, Pennsylvania election officials updated the state’s vote count to show that Trump’s lead over Clinton had shrunk to about 44,000 out of more than 6 million votes cast. That is still shy of Pennsylvania’s 0.5 percent trigger for an automatic statewide recount. A state spokeswoman said 15 provisional ballots remain uncounted.
So far, these recounts have been an embarrassment for everyone involved. In one instance, Clinton only gained five votes. It’s sad to watch these losers refuse to leave the scene with their dignity intact.
Source: The Political Insider