The mainstream media narrative is that Green Party candidate Jill Stein (and now Hillary Clinton) are pushing for recounts in three states to “preserve the integrity of the vote” or some such nonsense.
There’s a theory floating out there that there was some sort of manipulation of the voting machines in some areas that undercounted Hillary’s vote – or something.
All of this is bunk. Recounts occasionally turn out to be effective, but only when the difference is hundreds of votes, not tens of thousands.
This has nothing to do with the integrity of the vote or even changing the results. It’s all about interfering with the Electoral College and trying to “delegitimize” Donald Trump.
As The Gateway Pundit pointed out, Stein’s demand for a recount – especially in Wisconsin – is going to risk their electoral college votes not being counted.
Stein is demanding a handcount of Wisconsin’s ballots, but they have a Dec. 13 deadline for their 10 electoral votes to count. That’s going to prove very tricky, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports, but they’re going to try.
She’s also making the same move in Michigan and Pennsylvania. Force a recount that would be almost impossible to complete in time for the electors to count.
So what happens when the electors meet on Dec. 19 in their respective state capitols and those three states aren’t represented? Then Trump only gets 260 electoral college votes – ten less than the majority needed.
You're letting them distract you. IT ISN'T THE VOTES. The goal is to the nullify the electoral votes by making the states miss the deadline. https://t.co/KACEVja6eD
— Thomas Wictor (@ThomasWictor) November 27, 2016
Our friends at The American Thinker pick up from here:
Then this goes to Congress, where the House voting 1 vote per state elects Trump, and Senate selects Pence. This would be first time this happened since 1824, but in that case, John Quincy Adams won in the House, though he had fewer electoral college votes than Andrew Jackson.
If this goes to the US House and Senate, and the result is the same as result from the Electoral College without the recounts, why do it? The answer is to make Trump seem even more illegitimate, that he did not win the popular vote (he lost by over 2.1 million), he did not win the Electoral College (did not reach 270), and was elected by being inserted into the presidency by members of his own party in Congress.
Greater forces are at work here. Nefarious forces that will do anything to undermine not only the future president, but the integrity of the American election system. It must be rooted out and destroyed.