by Deborah Weiss
In anticipation of a Trump loss, Hillary Clinton and her cohorts professed that anything other than graceful acceptance of the loss would “threaten democracy.” But now that Trump has won, the left has hypocritically become unhinged. After violent protests, petitions to eradicate the electoral college, and coddling college age students to miss class, delay exams and obtain psychotherapy to deal with the “trauma” of the election results, liberal political elites are in fear that the left will at last, calm down and accept the results. They cannot accept such complacency.
Democrats got defeated in a sweep across the nation, with Republicans winning over two thirds of the governorships and making a record number of wins in state legislatures, 32 of which will have Republican control in both of their legislative chambers. But this isn’t enough to convince far leftists like Green Party Presidential Candidate Jill Stein, that those who are upset by the results should just get a grip and learn to accept them. After all, every election, there is a winner and a loser. That’s our system. Instead, Stein is demanding recounts in several key blue states that have swung in favor of Trump this year. In order for the results to yield a different outcome, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Michigan would all have to be overturned. That is not going to happen. Despite Stein’s efforts, the result is a foregone conclusion: Trump will still be President.
This is how it works: if the states are within a very small margin of error, the recounts in some states are automatic and free (meaning the candidates do not have to pay for a recount). That did not happen in any of the states at issue. Therefore, Jill Stein, who is obviously not in the running no matter what, had to file a lawsuit in Wisconsin to get the recount and pay for it herself. The legal basis on which she stated the recount should proceed was something to the effect of “possible hacking” into the machines. Unfortunately, this has been granted and so will be recounted. Stein has raised at this point $6.5 million dollars to go toward the recounts. She is also requesting recounts in Pennsylvania and Michigan.
When the election results are announced on election night, that’s really just a “projection.” The actual results have to be certified by the Secretary of State of each State by December 13th of this year. The recount effort is facing a tight deadline, and now there is a chance that it will not be done on time. Jill Stein has further now asked that the votes be counted by hand which would obviously delay the certification even longer. Wisconsin has refused, saying that Jill Stein would have to get a court order for this. She has now sued to pursue this.
In the meantime, let me say that the machines are not hooked up to the internet so the chances that they were “hacked” (by whom — Russia?) are approximately zero. But she’s stated that she’s very concerned about voter “integrity”. Ironically, in her quest to maintain this “integrity”, be advised that there are not going to be any challenges to the legitimacy of any of the votes. In other words — and this is important — they are not checking for voter fraud, for dead people’s votes, illegal immigrants’ votes, voting dogs, or duplicate votes — they are simply recounting the votes to make sure they counted right the first time. (How’s that for a waste of time and money?) And Hillary, Miss “We owe Trump an open mind,” has now made a decision to have her campaign participate in the recount challenge.
So, you ask, what is the point of all this if there is zero chance that Hillary will win? Answer: it is just part and parcel of the upheaval the left is engaging in post-election, the continuation of wreaking havoc after the election results just weren’t what they expected — or more accurately, what they thought they were entitled to. The goal is to delegitimize Trump and the whole electoral process. If the certifications aren’t done by the time necessary for Trump to be officially named President, in other words, say he has 260 electoral votes because the three states have not completed the recount —- then the vote for presidency gets kicked to the House of Representatives who will undoubtedly still make Trump President, (and the Senate votes for Vice President, and will likewise make Pence VP). But then the left can say that Trump is not legitimate because he didn’t have 270 electoral votes at the time he was made President.
In the eyes of the Free World, the far left will try to delegitimize the leader of the Free World. This is the primary goal. Secondarily, these recounts keep the far left riled up in their frenzy, which for some reason leftist politicians want and need. Finally, Jill Stein, who raised a meager amount for her own Presidential run, in comparison to the funds she is bringing in for the recount, is aiming for 7 million dollars in her fundraising efforts and is likely to succeed. Any money not used toward the recounts will remain with the Green Party. It’s also interesting to note that Clinton’s attorney, Marc Elias, has been funded by anti-American billionaire George Soros to file recount efforts on behalf of Democrats generally, and to fight to change voting laws established by Republican legislatures that actually ensure voter integrity, but which Soros insists are “restrictive”. The National Voting Rights Institute, which persuaded Clinton to participate in the recount challenge also receives funding from Soros. Obviously, the mission has nothing to do with winning the Presidency and everything to do with wreaking havoc.
ABOUT DEBORAH WEISS
Deborah Weiss, Esq. is a regular contributor to Frontpage Magazine. She is also a contributing author to the book, “Saudi Arabia and the Global Islamic Terrorist Network”, the main researcher and writer for “Council on American-Islamic Relations: Its Use of Lawfare and Intimidation” and the author of “The Organization of Islamic Cooperation’s Jihad on Free Speech.” Her work can be found at www.vigilancenow.org.