It was only a few weeks ago that liberals demanded that Donald Trump should promise to accept the outcome of the election, no matter what happened.
My, how times have changed!
Now, Green Party candidate Jill Stein’s multi-million dollar effort to recount ballots has taken a strange turn. Stein’s effort, which is supported by Hillary Clinton, has become a massive fundraising scam, while the legal fees for state-by-state challenges continue rising.
Now, it’s official. Stein’s effort has missed the recount deadline in Pennsylvania! Oops!
Jill Stein has everything she needs to launch a presidential recount. She’s got the cash, the grassroots fervor and the spotlight of an adoring media. But there’s one thing she needs to overturn Trump’s victory: a calendar.
Stein missed Pennsylvania’s deadline to file for a voter-initiated recount. That blown deadline is a huge blow for Democrats who have pinned their hopes on recounts in the Keystone State, Michigan and Wisconsin.
“According to Wanda Murren, spokeswoman for the Pennsylvania Department of State,” the Philadelphia Inquirer reported Monday, “the deadline for a voter-initiated recount was Monday, Nov. 21.”
To keep their hopes alive, Stein has mounted a legal challenge in an attempt to force a recount. While the chances of litigation are uncertain, the vote tally is clear. Trump beat Clinton in Pennsylvania, a feat not accomplished by a Republican since George H.W. Bush in 1988.
This is a big deal, as Trump’s margin of victory in PA was approximately 70,000 votes. This is still impressive, as no Republican has won the state since President Ronald Reagan in 1984.
Meanwhile in Wisconsin, Stein had to file a lawsuit because the state refused to allow her demands for an absurd hand-counted ballot effort:
The Wisconsin Elections Commission agreed Monday to begin a recount of the presidential election on Thursday but was sued by Green Party candidate Jill Stein after the agency declined to require county officials to recount the votes by hand.
It will be a race to finish the recount in time to meet a daunting federal deadline, and the lawsuit could delay the process. Under state law, the recount must begin this week as long as Stein or another candidate pays the $3.5 million estimated cost of the recount by Tuesday, election officials said.
Why would Hillary Clinton—who holds “public” and “private” positions—want to engage in something as transparent as #Recount2016?
— Dr. Jill Stein (@DrJillStein) November 26, 2016
This recount being funded by the left is conspiracy theory nonsense. Team Clinton did everything they could to rig the election, just like they did in the Primary against Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT). Unfortunately for them, Trump’s margin of support was great enough to make up for election rigging and wide-spread voter fraud.
Donald Trump is the next President of the United States. And these recount efforts are simply efforts to delegitimized Trump’s conservative policy agenda.