Sometimes it’s better to watch the show. This recount nonsense Green Party candidate Jill Stein is drumming up in Wisconsin, Michigan (a formal petition is set to be filed today), and Pennsylvania is a perfect example of that. NBC’s Chuck Todd said that the whole clown show sounded like someone talked Stein into actually going forward with this farce. No one has seen any credible evidence that the election was tampered with through hacking, which is the basis for why Stein is dabbling in this recount crusade. Nate Silver, Nate Cohn, and David Wasserman of FiveThirtyEight, The New York Times, and The Cook Political Report respectively all say this is nutbar factor six. President-elect Donald Trump won the election, but he’s now saying that there was voter fraud, and that he would’ve won the popular vote if it weren’t for these felonious acts. He also said that Virginia, New Hampshire, and California were the epicenters for the fraud.
Serious voter fraud in Virginia, New Hampshire and California - so why isn't the media reporting on this? Serious bias - big problem!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 28, 2016
In addition to winning the Electoral College in a landslide, I won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 27, 2016
Again, let me reiterate before some of you bite my head off: I voted for Donald Trump. After the primary, Trump won the nomination and the only principle left was denying the Clintons another go at the White House. Also, I’m a party man; I fall in line, but that doesn’t mean I can’t criticize certain actions of the nominee and now the president-elect. There was no voter fraud on a scale that would’ve tilted the election. Second, because the voter fraud was negligible, there really is no reason to even bring it up. Trump won. Even the Obama administration admitted that there were no increased levels of cyber activity that would suggest as much on election night. The president-elect has bigger fish to fry that what a bunch of sore losers are trying to do with this recount nonsense. Even the Clinton campaign said they didn’t have anything concrete to file a recount challenge on their own, not to mention if there was any voter fraud—re-tallying the votes wouldn’t detect it. It’s a colossal waste of time.
We had 1,100 people monitoring the vote on Election Day. We saw no evidence the election was “rigged” no matter what Stein or Trump say. /1— ProPublica (@ProPublica) November 27, 2016
We had voting experts in the room with us and election sources all over the country. /4— ProPublica (@ProPublica) November 27, 2016
But we saw no reason to doubt the results. There ???? was ???? no ???? widespread ???? voter ???? fraud. /6 https://t.co/ulzmUb9onU— ProPublica (@ProPublica) November 27, 2016
A handful of people across the country were arrested for voter fraud, representing a microscopic fraction of voters. /9— ProPublica (@ProPublica) November 27, 2016
Millions of illegal votes would require a conspiracy larger than all previous conspiracy theories combined. /12— ProPublica (@ProPublica) November 27, 2016
Also, Electionland, a vote-tracking project conducted by ProPublica, Google News Lab, USA Today, WNYC News, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, and Univision had over 1,100 people monitoring the vote on Election Day. They found zero evidence of rigging because Trump won this fair and square. Voter fraud on this scale would need to have been a conspiracy the likes of which we’ve have never seen in politics in a long time—and it’s really hard to keep thing secret nowadays.
President-elect Donald Trump won this election. Silver noted that it’s unlikely that any of these recounts reverses the final results. The president-elect needs to learn that fro liberals, especially those in the Green Party just have too much time on their hands—and that they should be allowed to hang themselves. Give the Left enough rope, that’s exactly what’s going to happen. Mr. Trump, you won. It’s your turn to lead. Let the noisemakers act like morons. You just focus on who is the right person to serve on your cabinet.
To be clear, the recount is **very** unlikely to overturn the results, unless there's been massive, coordinated manipulation of results. (2/— Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) November 27, 2016
So it's not really a "recount". Not about a few votes here and there. It's more like an audit or an investigation into possible fraud. (3/— Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) November 27, 2016
Not saying this Jill Stein thing is a scam, but if it were a scam, it would probably look a lot like this. https://t.co/pg4eAuFQ4h— Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) November 25, 2016