Election 2016: The Recount, Starring Jill Stein Of The Green Party
Submitted by: fancylad⚫ 1 year ago in
I'm not sure how many people were aware of this, but the Green Party's Jill Stein (she was that party's candidate for POTUS) headed a Thanksgiving fundraiser to raise funds to back a pricey recount of Wisconsin, a state Trump eked out a win with 27,000 votes, earning 10 electoral points.
Bad idea. Really bad idea as no one wins, no matter what the outcome is. Imagine what happens if the recount proves Clinton not only won the popular vote (which she won by 2 million-plus votes, and counting), but the electoral vote as well. Trump voters would go apeshit. A-P-E-S-H-I-T!
This is just my opinion, but the bell has been rung, and there's no unringing it. Give the win to Trump and let conservatives and Republicans -- especially Republicans under the poverty line -- find out what a Trump presidency will mean to them.
It's sort of like the article @butterrules posted yesterday -- the one about Malcolm McLaren's son burning £5 million worth of Sex Pistols and punk rock memoribilia. McLaren's son has become so disgusted with the state of modern punk, his answer is to destroy its history and start all over again. I can understand that and I can get behind it to a point. I'd rather he give it to me -- I've give all that cool shit a good home, but I understand his motives.
Will Trump burn America to the ground to rebuild it? I hope not, but I'm interested to see the reaction of the Trump supporters I know -- especially the ones out of work or living paycheck to paycheck -- when they realize that a Trump regime isn't going to put them back to work with a job that lifts them above the poverty line.
So this recount? Bad idea -- if a recount does prove that Clinton won the electoral vote, there'll be a huge clash between liberals and conservatives. If you think this good ol' boy screaming at an airplane full of passengers is sad and indicative of what the next four years has in store for you, just imagine what a it would be like if a recount swiped the hopes and dreams of 59,521,401 Trump voters.
For once in my life*, I'm partially agreeing with Trump in that this election is over. He's calling it a scam though. Poor choice of words, it's not a scam, just a desperate act by the Green Party.
*This isn't true, now that I think about it -- I also agreed when Trump picked Leeza Gibbons over the seemingly favorite blowhard Geraldo Rivera in season 14 of "Celebrity Apprentice."