Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Recount down for the count?

If you're someone who dreams of a last-minute reversal of fortune that will send Hillary Clinton to the White House, yesterday didn't help your agenda. First, no foot-dragging hand recount in Wisconsin:
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.
On the bright side for Stein, who is acting as a cat's-paw for Clinton, the suit is filed in Dane County, where nearly every judge is more than willing to aid the Left. The problem for Stein is she's likely to run out of time. Moreover, she also needs to sue to get a recount in Pennsylvania, because she missed the deadline:
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."
You don't have to like Donald Trump; goodness knows I don't. Although I took it down after the election, this feature had a #NeverTrump banner on the sidebar for nearly the entirety of the election. Having said that, Donald Trump is President-elect because he won the election as the election is contested, in the Electoral College. Jill Stein has no path to victory and neither does Hillary Clinton. The Democrats and their patrons would do well to start making better arguments and start fielding better candidates so they can run against Trump in 2020. Their efforts at litigating their way to victory in a contest that is alrady lost suggest they have worries about their abilities to contest the election properly in the next cycle.

5 comments:

jerrye92002 said...

Actions the Democrats have taken thus far-- admitting to possible fraud, tying up the recount, intimidating Electors and rioting in the streets-- are likely to do far more to re-elect Trump in 2020 than to defeat him.

Mr. D said...

Completely agree, Jerry. Tantrums rarely work past the age of about six months or thereabouts.

Gino said...

They've been quite effective on college campuses for a full decade or longer... It only a matter of time before it's effectiveness works in the real world. A clue... Look at Facebook and what supposed grown up are posting/cheering for.

R.A. Crankbait said...

Stein raised just $3.5 million for her entire presidential campaign,yet has somehow collected nearly twice that for the recount.

#thingsthatmakeyougo"hmmm"

R.A. Crankbait said...

Stein raised just $3.5 million for her entire presidential campaign,yet has somehow collected nearly twice that for the recount.

#thingsthatmakeyougo"hmmm"