Ever since it was announced, people have been scratching their heads about why Jill Stein, the Green Party candidate who received 1% of the vote nationally, would be calling for and volunteering to fund recounts in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania.
It really raised eyebrows when the Clinton campaign announced this week that they were joining the effort. Both claimed that it was about assuring the integrity of the election system as Stein, who couldn’t raise enough money to even be taken seriously during the campaign, suddenly had millions of dollars pouring in.
Pundits and analysts agreed that there was no way that a recount could change the vote, turns out that isn’t the point…
As The Federalist Papers notes…
This has nothing to do with the integrity of the vote or even changing the results. It’s all about interfering with the Electoral College and trying to “delegitimize” Donald Trump.
Technically, Donald Trump hasn’t won the election yet. That won’t happen until the Electoral College meets on December 19 and the electors formally vote to make him the president. In a sinister and dangerous plan, Stein and Clinton have teamed up to keep that from happening…
Stein is demanding a handcount of Wisconsin’s ballots, but they have a Dec. 13 deadline for their 10 electoral votes to count. That’s going to prove very tricky, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports, but they’re going to try.
She’s also making the same move in Michigan and Pennsylvania. Force a recount that would be almost impossible to complete in time for the electors to count.
So what happens when the electors meet on Dec. 19 in their respective state capitols and those three states aren’t represented? Then Trump only gets 260 electoral college votes – ten less than the majority needed.
If those states aren’t seated and Trump fails to gain 270 electoral votes, then the election gets thrown to the House of Representatives where, despite the GOP’s advantage, many members are aggressively anti-Trump.
Clinton is trying to use the Electoral College to basically get a reset, annul the election results and try to cobble together a coalition of House Democrats and anti-Trump Republicans to steal the election!
You think it has been ugly already?
If this works, you ain’t seen nothing yet!
Source: Federalist Papers