Sunday, November 27, 2016
ELECTION RECOUNT 2016 : UPDATED DECEMBER 12
JILL STEIN AND HILLARY CLINTON FOUND A WAY TO PUT CLINTON IN OFFICE... LET RECOUNT CHAOS REIGN!
IT'S THE 2000 ELECTION ALL OVER AGAIN... FLORIDA OF THE "HANGING CHADS" WAS JOINING 4 OTHER STATES...SO FAR, AS OF DECEMBER 7, 2016, TO DEMAND RECOUNTS.
TRUMP GAINED VOTES IN WISCONSIN, MICHIGAN HAS STOPPED THEIR RECOUNT, PENNSYLVANIA HAS QUITE STRONGLY REFUSED STEIN THE RECOUNT BECAUSE (1) SHE FILED TOO LATE AND (2) A RECOUNT WOULD HAVE RENDERED ALL OF PENNSYLVANIA'S VOTES NULL AS THEY COULD NOT HAVE COMPLETED IT BEFORE THEIR ELECTORS CONVENED TODAY, DECEMBER 13, 2016.
THE WHOLE ELECTION IS STILL IN LIMBO UNTIL AT LEAST NEXT TUESDAY, DECEMBER 19, THE DEADLINE FOR ALL ELECTORS TO FINALLY CAST THEIR VOTES.
THE REASON FOR CONTINUED LIMBO IS THAT, BASED ON A "MYSTERIOUS WHITE HOUSE LEAK" ABOUT THE CIA SWEARING THAT RUSSIANS HACKED INTO THE DNC EMAILS AND RELEASED THEM TO WIKILEAKS, WHICH PUBLISHED THEM ONLINE, SOME OF THE ELECTORS ARE NOW DEMANDING A BRIEFING BY THE CIA TO PROVE TO THEM THAT THE DNC'S ADMITTED EMAILS THAT SHOWED ITS FAVORITISM TO CLINTON AND ITS IMMENSE "SHAFT-JOB" ON BERNIE SANDERS, DID NOT "UNDULY AFFECT THE ELECTION".
TRANSLATION: PODESTA AND THE CLINTON CAMP HAVE GRASPED AT THIS ONE LAST STRAW TO GIVE CLINTON THE OVAL OFFICE."THE RUSSIANS GAVE TRUMP THE WIN!" THEY CRY.
"HILLARY MUST BE QUEEN!"FORGET THAT BERNIE SANDERS, BY ALL RIGHT, SHOULD HAVE BEEN THE DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE, GIVEN WHAT WE LEARNED IN THOSE LEAKED EMAILS, AND FORGET THAT A NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY (NSA) 'WHISTLEBLOWER' HAS STATED THAT THE HACK CAME FROM INSIDE THE NSA, NOT FROM RUSSIA, AND FORGET THAT, BEFORE SHE LOST, IT WAS CLINTON SHAMING TRUMP FOR NOT AGREEING TO ABIDE BY ELECTION RESULTS, SHOULD HE LOSE.
A GROUP OF DISGRUNTLED FLORIDA DEMOCRAT CITIZENS HAVE SET UP THE 'STEIN WHINE' ABOUT HACKED MACHINES AND A FEW OTHER THINGS AND ARE SUING FOR RECOUNT.
Protect Our Elections, a liberal-leaning group based in Washington, D.C., says more than 160,000 votes in Florida weren't counted during last month's presidential election.
AS OF DECEMBER 7, NEVADA WAS STILL IN THE RECOUNT CIRCUS, BUT ONLY PARTIALLY.
"Nevada election officials will recount ballots in five counties after independent presidential candidate Roque De La Fuente requested and paid about $14,000 for the effort. De La Fuente finished last in the state but this week requested a recount in Nevada, a state Democrat Hillary Clinton won.
Nevada Deputy Secretary of State for Elections Wayne Thorley said Wednesday that state law requires the five counties — Carson City, Douglas, Mineral, Nye and Clark — to begin the recount within five days and to complete it within five additional days.
Thorley says if recount results show a discrepancy of at least 1 percent for De La Fuente or Clinton, a full state recount will be launched."
OBAMA SAYS "IT AIN'T SO"....
"The Obama administration is defending the election results, according to Politico, saying, “it has seen no evidence of hackers tampering with the 2016 presidential election” and adding, “We stand behind our election results, which accurately reflect the will of the American people.”."
RIIIIGHT, BUT THEN OBAMA CALLED FOR A "DEEP DIVE" BY THE CIA (AND ANYBODY ELSE WILLING TO HELP HAND CLINTON THE WHITE HOSE KEYS) INTO THE BIG, BAD RUSSIAN HACK.
PSSST! MR. OBAMA, TEENAGERS FROM SEVERAL NATIONS HAVE MANAGED TO HACK THE SYSTEM.
BESIDES, RUSSIA HAS BEEN QUITE BUSY IN SYRIA TRYING TO MEND THE RIPS YOU PUT IN THAT NATION BY AMERICAN INVOLVEMENT IN TRYING TO KILL OR OTHERWISE DISPOSE OF ASSAD, MR. PRESIDENT.
WOULD YOU LIKE TO EXPLAIN TO THE WORLD HOW YOU TRIED TO INFLUENCE ISRAEL'S ELECTION, WHILE WE WAIT FOR THE U.S. ELECTORS TO BECOME FAITHLESS ELECTORS AND GIVE CLINTON THE WIN?
EVEN IF, AND IT'S A HUGE "IF", RUSSIA DID HAND OVER THE DNC EMAILS TO WIKILEAKS, THE DNC ADMITS THEY WERE DNC EMAILS AND WE CAN SEE HOW THEY BRUTALLY TURNED ON POOR OLD BERNIE.
WOULD RUSSIA INTERFERING IN ONE AMERICAN ELECTION BE EQUAL TO OR LESS THAN THE DOZENS OF KNOWN NATIONAL LEADERS THAT THE U.S. HAS OUSTED IN MY LIFETIME?
HOW ABOUT AMERICA EAVESDROPPING ON EUROPEAN HEADS OF STATE?
HYPOCRISY, THY NAME IS DEMOCRAT NATIONAL CONVENTION AND MAYBE OBAMA?
[END DEC. 12 UPDATE]
AS PREDICTED, CLINTON IS CHALLENGING ELECTION RESULTS AND WILL "PARTICIPATE IN RECOUNTS" IN WISCONSIN, MICHIGAN AND PENNSYLVANIA... FOR NOW.
CLAIMS OF OUTSIDE FORCES HACKING THE VOTING SYSTEM WERE ALREADY DISPROVEN, ACCORDING TO CLINTON'S OWN TEAM.
"Wisconsin's election board on Friday approved the recount requested by Green Party candidate Jill Stein. She has said she wants to guarantee the integrity of the U.S. voting system since computer hacking had marked the Nov. 8 election.
***AS OF DECEMBER 7, TRUMP HAS GAINED VOTES IN WISCONSIN, SO FAR.
DEC. 7, 2016
By Wednesday morning, Trump had widened his victory margin over Clinton in Wisconsin by 146 votes, with 23 of the state's 72 counties having finished their recounts as of Tuesday. In those counties, Trump gained 105 votes and Clinton dropped 41 votes.
“We’re not finding any problems with the machines,” Reid Magney, a spokesperson for the Wisconsin Elections Commission, told FoxNews.com. “The Stein campaign wanted a recount because they thought there was some problems with our machines and that was not the case.”
The push for a recount in Pennsylvania, meanwhile, is awaiting a federal court's OK, and a similar effort in Michigan has run into new judicial turbulence. But while Trump narrowly defeated Clinton in all three states, the numbers trickling in look unlikely to call into question the Nov. 8 results.
“In any election, the actual change in the margin of votes is very, very low,” Drew Spencer Penrose, legal director at FairVote, told FoxNews.com. “For people hoping for a change in results, I wouldn’t hold my breath.”
MICHIGAN'S RECOUNT HAS BEEN HALTED BY A FEDERAL JUDGE, AS OF 1 HOUR AGO (DEC. 7), BUT THAT DOESN'T END IT.
A statewide hand recount of Michigan’s roughly 2.8 million ballots began on Monday is now ended by the same judge who ordered it to begin.
7:50 p.m., DETROIT FREE PRESS AND U.S. NEWS:
A federal judge who ordered Michigan to start recounting presidential votes has dropped his decision, effectively ending a second look at ballots statewide.
Judge Mark Goldsmith acted Wednesday night, a day after the state appeals court said the Green Party candidate isn't eligible to seek a recount of millions of vote cast Nov. 8.
PENNSYLVANIA, DEC. 7, 2016, ABC NEWS:
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 remained uncounted.
HOW IT ALL BEGAN... STEIN WAS LATE.
ON DEC. 1, A DANE COUNTY, WISCONSIN JUDGE DENIED A HAND-COUNTED RECOUNT, DESPITE STEIN SHELLING OUT $3.5 MILLION AND CLINTON SCREAMING FOR A RECOUNT BY HAND. DO THE TWO CRAZIES THINK THEY CAN DELAY THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE DUE ON THE 19th?
POSSIBLY, THE DREAMERS.]
Marc Elias, the Clinton campaign counsel, said the campaign would take part in the recount in Wisconsin as well as in the other battleground states of Pennsylvania and Michigan if recounts were mounted there.
Elias said in a statement on the 'Medium' website that the Clinton campaign had not planned to seek a recount since its own investigation had failed to turn up any sign of hacking of voting systems."
Stein has raised $5.8 million of the $7 million needed to cover fees and legal costs for the three recounts, according to her campaign website. The deadline for filing a recount bid in Pennsylvania is Monday.
LET'S WATCH WHAT HAPPENS MONDAY.
SURELY THEY WILL EXTEND THE DEADLINE LONG ENOUGH FOR THE CLINTON CROWD TO FORK OVER A LITTLE CASHOLA TO ENSURE STEIN GETS THOSE RECOUNTS, RIGHT?
AS PREDICTED, STEIN SUED FOR PENNSYLVANIA TO DO THE RECOUNT AND "PRIVATE CITIZENS" HAVE ALSO FILED FOR RECOUNTS IN AT LEAST 5 COUNTIES... "primarily in Philadelphia and Allegheny, Bucks and Montgomery counties.
Pennsylvania has more than 9,000 precincts.
"The Commonwealth Court hearing was scheduled for Dec. 5 in Harrisburg. The court filing on Monday said the 100-plus people attaching their names to the petition believe the election result to be "illegal".
The state's top elections official, Secretary of State Pedro Cortes, a Democrat, said there was no evidence of any sort of cyberattacks or irregularities in the election.
Cortes has said Pennsylvania is immune from hacking because its voting machines and tabulating systems aren't connected to the internet."
SINCE STEIN RAISED OVER $3 MILLION IN JUST ONE DAY, SURELY HILLARY CAN COME UP WITH A LITTLE MORE TO CLENCH THIS RECOUNT.
"The campaign had raised about $5.2 million as of Friday afternoon."
The voting margins make it highly unlikely any recounts would end up giving Clinton a win in all three states, which would be needed for the overall election result to change.
Trump beat Clinton in Pennsylvania by 70,010 votes, in Michigan by 10,704 votes and in Wisconsin by 27,257 votes.
MICHIGAN, DEC. 1: Stein formally requested Wednesday a hand recount of the state’s presidential election, a labor-intensive undertaking that is expected to begin Friday morning and could result in marathon counting sessions until the Dec. 13 deadline.
The Green Party nominee’s attorneys left a $973,250 check at the state Bureau of Elections to cover her legally required fees for seeking a recount of 6,300 precincts.
Secretary of State Ruth Johnson said Wednesday the recount cost could total $5 million, leaving the state and county governments on the hook for the remaining $4 million.
Cost estimates for the recount have varied wildly between Johnson’s estimate of up to $3 million to Michigan GOP attorney Eric Doster’s estimate of $12 million, the cost of a full statewide election."
WOOO-HOOO, MICHIGANERS, EAT IT AND SMILE OR FIGHT HAVING TO PAY STEIN'S AND HILLARY'S TAB.
"Experts urged extra scrutiny of the three states, Stein told CNN on Friday, because their voting systems were seen as vulnerable."
NAME THOSE EXPERTS.
AND WHAT ABOUT ALL THE "ELECTION OBSERVERS" AND THE STATES THEMSELVES?
WOULDN'T THEY KNOW IF THEY HAD A HACKER PROBLEM?
DO THEY NEED STEIN AND CLINTON TO TELL THEM THEY HAD A HACKER PROBLEM?
I MUST ASSUME THOSE "EXPERTS" WERE ON THE DEMOCRAT AND/OR GREEN PARTY TEAM.
WE'RE TOLD TODAY THAT STEIN NEEDS $7 MILLION FOR THE THREE RECOUNTS, BUT BACK ON NOVEMBER 23, SHE SAID SHE NEEDED ONLY $2 MILLION FOR ALL THREE AND SHE GOT A MILLION OVER THAT THE FIRST DAY.
TODAY, WE'RE TOLD "EXPERTS" SAID THE THREE STATES WERE HACKED, BUT BACK ON WEDNESDAY STEIN SAID THE VOTERS THOUGHT SO.
WHICH IS IT?
"Citing the dangers of hacked voting machines, Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein said on Wednesday that she intends to raise more than $2 million by Friday to initiate vote recounts in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania.
"After a divisive and painful presidential race, reported hacks into voter and party databases and individual e-mail accounts are causing many Americans to wonder if our election results are reliable," Stein said."
WHAT'S REALLY HAPPENING BEHIND THE SCENES WE MAY NEVER KNOW.
AS OF TODAY, DEC. 1, WE DO KNOW THAT STEIN'S OWN RUNNING MATE DOES NOT APPROVE OF THE RECOUNT.
WHEN I WROTE "WAR IN THE COURTS AFTER ELECTION 2016, NO MATTER WHO WINS", MANY FOUND IT UNLIKELY, EVEN HUMOROUS.
WE SAW ON OCTOBER 31 JUST HOW READY AND WILLING THE DEMOCRATS WERE TO START THE CHALLENGES.
Reuters reported then that the Democrats had already filed election-related FEDERAL lawsuits in four key swing states: Arizona, Nevada, Ohio and Pennsylvania — over a week before Election Day.
The Washington Post and ABC, Australia reported the same.
On November 1, in the article "Clinton, Trump Prepare for Possibility of Election Overtime", Bloomberg discussed the armies of lawyers that Clinton and Trump were both assembling for this election.
But Bloomberg also offered this:
"The nation’s capital and 20 states, including a handful of battleground states, call for an automatic recount if the margin is narrow enough, such as 0.5 percent or fewer of the total votes cast in Florida, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures."
TRUMP BEAT CLINTON BY MORE THAN THAT 0.5% IN ALL BUT ONE STATE...MICHIGAN.
MICHIGAN HAS ONLY 16 ELECTORAL VOTES, NOT ENOUGH TO GIVE CLINTON THE WIN.
Preliminary vote totals show Republican Donald Trump won all three states, beating Hillary Clinton in Wisconsin by a 1 percent margin; in Pennsylvania by 1.2 percent; and in Michigan with a slimmer 0.3 percent lead.
"AUTOMATIC PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION RECOUNT STATES" LIST, FROM THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF STATE LEGISLATURES TELLS US...
IN MICHIGAN, AUTOMATIC RECOUNT IF A CANDIDATE WINS BY LESS THAN 2,000 VOTES.
TRUMP WON BY OVER 10,000 VOTES.
IN WISCONSIN, THERE IS NO "TRIGGER MARGIN", NO AUTOMATIC RECOUNT.
IN PENNSYLVANIA, THE MARGIN FOR AUTOMATIC RECOUNT IS O.5% OR LESS.
TRUMP WON BY 1.2%.
EACH STATE SETS THE COST OF RECOUNTS.
TWO EXAMPLES OF THE VAST DIFFERENCE OF THOSE COSTS WERE GIVEN BY THE PEW RESEARCH TEAM BACK IN 2004.
"The study found that costs differed greatly depending on the state and local laws and regulations governing the recount process.
In Minnesota, the study estimates that the manual recount cost counties, on average, more than 15 cents per ballot, with total costs surpassing $460,000.In Washington, the manual recount cost counties an average of more than 30 cents per ballot, with total costs just over $900,000
UMMM, JUST YESTERDAY, STEIN'S TEAM ESTIMATED THE WISCONSIN COST OF RECOUNT TO BE $1.1 MILLION.
BUT STATE OFFICIALS SAY A MILLION BUCKS WOULD BE THE MOST SHE MIGHT PAY.
[AS WE SEE IN THE UPDATE ABOVE, SHE HAD TO PAY $3.5 MILLION FOR A MACHINE-COUNTED RECOUNT, POOR THING.]
"Wisconsin law calls for the state to perform a recount at a candidate's request as long as he or she can pay for it. The state has never performed a presidential recount. Election officials estimate the effort will cost up to $1 million.
Wisconsin has 1,800 election municipalities, many of which have multiple voting machines. And with no Internet connection, those machines would need to be hacked in person. Finally, any potential hacker would have presumably wanted to account for the 200,000 votes that Clinton was expected to win by, according to the final polls.
Wisconsin's Elections Commission says the state uses 90 percent optical-scan ballots, 5 percent hand-count paper ballots, and 5 percent DRE voting machines with a paper trail.
THE 3 STATES HAVE VERY DIFFERENT VOTING METHODS AND A RECOUNT IN PENNSYLVANIA, AS ELECTION OFFICIALS THERE HAVE STATED "WILL BE A NIGHTMARE BECAUSE PENNSYLVANIA HAS NO PAPER TRAIL".
WELL, HERE WE ARE, AS PREDICTED....LET THE MADNESS BEGIN.
AS I SAID BEFORE, JUST IN CASE HILLARY OR TRUMP SHOULD LOSE, THERE WERE SEVERAL PREFABRICATED EXCUSES READIED BY BOTH THE DEMOCRATIC AND REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEES AND THEIR THOUSANDS OF LAWYERS ARE READY TO OFFER THEM TO EVERY COURT IN AMERICA TO CONTEST ELECTION RESULTS AND POSSIBLY KEEP THE OPPOSING CANDIDATE OUT OF THE OVAL OFFICE.
WITH MUCH PRESSURE BEING PUT ON THE "ELECTORS" OF THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE TO REBEL AND CAST VOTES FOR CLINTON INSTEAD OF TRUMP, MAYBE THE CLINTON TEAM SHOULD HAVE SAVED THEIR MILLIONS FOR RECOUNTS AND "OFFERED INCENTIVES" TO POSSIBLY REBELLIOUS ELECTORS?
Six electors vow to cast ballots against states' popular vote
DEC. 1: IT'S GETTING VERY WEIRD OUT THERE, FOLKS.
Texas elector quits, says pledge binding and Trump 'not biblical'
Electors meet in their respective state capitals (electors for the District of Columbia meet within the District) on the Monday after the second Wednesday in December (Dec. 19th this year), at which time they cast their electoral votes on separate ballots for president and vice president.
IF YOU CAN'T BUY-IN ONE WAY, BUY-IN ANY WAY YOU CAN, RIGHT?
THAT'S JUST POLITICS IN THE USA.
AFTER THE RECOUNTS, AFTER THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE VOTES ON DECEMBER 19, WE MAY STILL SEE LEGAL MANEUVERING FOR MONTHS.
"As it currently stands, Donald Trump has won 290 electoral votes, while Clinton has won 232. The results in Michigan, which has 16 electoral votes, remain too close to call."
If Trump fails to win Michigan — an unlikely outcome, as he leads Clinton by more than 11,000 votes — Clinton would still need at least 22 electors to disregard their states' popular vote and pick her over Trump.
EVEN IF SHE DOESN'T GET MICHIGAN'S 16, SHE NEEDS ONLY 38 ELECTORS TO TURN ON TRUMP AND HAND HER THE OVAL OFFICE.
SURELY THERE ARE AT LEAST 50 OR SO WHO WOULD BE HAPPY TO REBEL AGAINST THEIR STATES.
THEY CAN ABSTAIN, EVEN, AND HAND IT TO CLINTON... MAYBE.
"It is extraordinarily rare for an elector to not obey the will of the voters from her or her state. Throughout U.S. history, the highest number of faithless electors occurred in 1808, when six declined to vote for James Madison."
IT'S A MAYBE BECAUSE THE WHOLE SHEBANG WOULD THEN GO TO THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND WE KNOW WHO CONTROLS THE HOUSE, BUT WE ALSO KNOW THAT MANY REPUBLICANS IN THAT HOUSE ARE VERY ANTI-TRUMP.
I HOPE SOMEONE, ANYONE, IS WATCHING THE BANK ACCOUNTS AND MAJOR PURCHASES OF ALL THE ELECTORS VERY CLOSELY FOR THE NEXT YEAR OR SO, AT LEAST.
THEN AGAIN, A SELL-OUT MIGHT BE ABLE TO WAIT 3, 4, EVEN MORE YEARS BEFORE SPENDING AN "INCENTIVE" TO CHANGE HIS/HER VOTE, YES?
IT'S AN ASYLUM HERE IN AMERICA, FOLKS.
IT'S LUNATICS VERSUS LUNATICS AND WE'LL GET ONE OF THEM, EVENTUALLY, MAYBE, AS PRESIDENT.
HONESTLY, IF CLINTON DID INDEED WIN THE POPULAR VOTE,SHE SHOULD TAKE THE PRIZE.
I SHUDDER TO THINK OF EITHER OF THESE CLOWNS AS PRESIDENT.
THE THING NOBODY IN THE MAJOR NEWS MEDIA IS TALKING ABOUT ARE THE MILLIONS OF VOTES SOME SAY WERE CAST THAT WEREN'T VALID, WEREN'T LEGAL VOTES, WERE VOTES BY "NON-CITIZENS".
POLITIFACTS, AND OTHER SUCH SITES, DOES NOT ABSOLUTELY RULE OUT THE POSSIBILITY THAT FRAUDULENT VOTING MIGHT ACCOUNT FOR A FEW MILLION OF CLINTON'S VOTES, BUT THEY SAY IT'S ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE THAT MILLIONS OF VOTES WERE INVALID.
NOR HAS ANYONE IN MAJOR MEDIA MENTIONED THE FOLLOWING FOR SEVERAL DAYS NOW:
"The New York Times estimated on November 12 that there are 7 million uncounted ballots in the country.
We think there are 7 million votes left. Will be highest turnout ever, in raw numbers https://t.co/Wi3fCmKBPY
— Nate Cohn (@Nate_Cohn) November 12, 2016
On November 10, two days after the election, The Los Angeles Times reported that California still had not counted 4 million ballots, a number expected to grow.
(See a state-by-state popular vote list here.)
You can get a full list of each state’s electors here. In some states, they are party activists, making it a far tougher and more remote task that they could flip.
ONLY TIME WILL TELL US THE OUTCOME, BUT, GIVEN THE SHOWING OF OUR MAINSTREAM NEWS MEDIA THIS ELECTION AND FOR THE PAST 50 YEARS OR SO, WE JUST WON'T EVER KNOW THE REAL FACTS UNLESS WE GET A WHISTLEBLOWER.
IF WE DID GET A MAJOR WHISTLEBLOWER, WOULD HE/SHE HAVE TO FLEE TO RUSSIA OR THE ECUADORAN EMBASSY TO STAY ALIVE?
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