Recount silliness in Wisconsin nets Clinton exactly one vote
Jill Stein's quixotic quest to overturn the results of the Wisconsin presidential election got off to an embarrassing start on Friday, with the recount gaining Hillary Clinton exactly one vote.
The recount, which will cost Wisconsin taxpayers more than $3 million, will continue despite efforts by the Trump campaign to squash it.
Trump defeated Clinton in Wisconsin’s initial tally by about one percent, or just over 22,000 votes. Nevertheless, Green Party candidate Jill Stein (who finished a very distant fourth) is demanding a full recount after suggesting fraud or technological glitches may have swayed the results. In response to Stein’s demand, Wisconsin began recounting all its ballots Thursday.
But the first results to emerge suggest the final tally will be rather close to the original one. Only Menominee County, home to the Menominee Indian Reservation, fully reported its recounted results on the first day. It found 17 extra votes for Stein and 12 for Libertarian Gary Johnson, while removing two votes from Trump and one from Clinton.
When putting all the results together, that means the first day of the recount narrowed the gap between Clinton and Trump by just a single vote.
At her current pace, Clinton will overtake Trump in Wisconsin in approximately 74 and a half years. Unfortunately, the recount is expected to last just two weeks.
As Rich Baehr pointed out in his widely read article earlier this week, this is not an effort to overturn the results of the election, but rather the beginning of political campaign to delegitimize the presidency of Donald Trump. Stein will go from state to state, looking for recounts to place doubts in the mind of the casual voter about the legitimacy of Trump's election. Of course, there is a towering hypocrisy on the left, who skewered Trump for suggesting he wouldn't accept the results of the election if he lost.
After spending months mocking Trump for his concerns about the fairness of the election, all of a sudden, they claim there is something to all this voter fraud talk. Ordinarily, someone who takes a 180-degree turn on an issue should feel a little shame. But for that to happen, the left would have to be capable of introspection and self-evaluation – something their massive arrogance won't allow.