Well, the clown show continues with this recount effort on behalf of Green Party candidate Jill Stein. First, it appears as if the voter-initiated recount deadline has passed, which means Steins will have to challenge the results in court. To be successful, Stein’s lawyers will have to produce evidence of fraud or hacking, of which there is none. On top of that, you have the Clinton campaign hopping onboard this circus train, but wait—the Clinton legal team wants Republican Gov. Pat McCrory to end his recount effort, who does appear to have narrowly lost his re-election bid to Attorney General Roy Cooper (via Washington Examiner):
Hillary Clinton's legal counsel gives some confusing advice.
Democratic super-lawyer Marc Elias, known for his expertise in recount and election law, has demanded Republican Gov. Pat McCrory drop his calls for a North Carolina recount, on behalf of the apparently victorious Democrat Roy Cooper.
Meanwhile, Elias is charging ahead on Clinton's behalf in an anticipated three-state recount that is far less likely to change the result of the presidential election.
Even after Clinton conceded and the Obama administration gave a clean bill of health to the presidential election, Elias announced that the Clinton campaign will participate in a recount. "It's fundamental to ensure that every vote is properly counted," he insisted on Saturday.
Yeah, you know who else lost: Hillary Clinton. Yet, here we are dabbling with this recount nonsense in which there is no way hacking influenced the results of the election. Even election analysts, like Nate Silver of FiveThirtyEight, noted that the chance of the Wisconsin results changing after their recount is highly unlikely. At the same time, this recount crusade has been a fundraising gold mine for the Green Party, still stoking and feeding off the legions of shocked and whiny Clinton supporters who still can’t believe that Donald Trump beat Clinton on November 8. The president-elect has called the Green Party’s efforts a scam “to fill up their coffers.” So far, the campaign has a little over $6.3 million, enough to fund two statewide recounts.
Here’s what’s on their fundraising page as well:
We cannot guarantee a recount will happen in any of these states we are targeting. We can only pledge we will demand recounts in WI and MI and support the voter-initiated effort in PA.
If we raise more than what's needed, the surplus will also go toward election integrity efforts and to promote voting system reform.
What better way to promote voting system reform and election integrity…than running on such a platform in the next presidential election with the millions left over from this failed, unnecessary, pie-in-the sky recount effort, right?