by Mish

This isn’t Florida where Bush’s margin of victory was a questionable 537 votes and dangling chads were not counted.

The electoral college total stands 306 to 232. To pull this out, recounts would have to prevail in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Michigan.

That’s a margin of votes of 107,000 votes, not 537.

“This recount is just a way for Jill Stein, who received less than one percent of the vote overall and wasn’t even on the ballot in many states, to fill her coffers with money, most of which she will never even spend on this ridiculous recount,” Trump said. “This is a scam by the Green Party for an election that has already been conceded, and the results of this election should be respected instead of being challenged and abused, which is exactly what Jill Stein is doing.”

Clinton to Join Recount that Trump Calls ‘Scam’

CNN reports Clinton to Join Recount that Trump Calls ‘Scam’.

Hillary Clinton’s campaign said Saturday it will take part in efforts to push for recounts in several key states, joining with Green Party candidate Jill Stein, who has raised millions of dollars to have votes counted again in Wisconsin.
But, in a post on Medium, Marc Elias, the campaign’s counsel, said the campaign’s own investigation has not uncovered any evidence of hacking of voting systems.
Elias said concerns about Russia’s Interference in the election continue to raise concerns.
“This election cycle was unique in the degree of foreign interference witnessed throughout the campaign: the U.S. government concluded that Russian state actors were behind the hacks of the Democratic National Committee and the personal email accounts of Hillary for America campaign officials, and just yesterday, the Washington Post reported that the Russian government was behind much of the “fake news” propaganda that circulated online in the closing weeks of the election,” he wrote.

Preposterous Allegations

For starters, allegations of Russian interference are preposterous.

If democrats want to blame someone, they should look in the mirror. Quite possibly, Democrats voted for the only person Trump could beat. That’s how unpopular Hillary is.

There is no way Hillary will come up with 107,000 votes. It’s a fool’s mission at best to donate to the cause. And the irony of it all ….

Trump Won Fair and Square

Michael Moore and his ilk are claiming Hillary won.

You cannot change the rules of the game after the game is over.

View image on Twitter

There are valid reasons to not hold elections based on popular vote. The founders of the constitution realized that.

Regardless, that will never change. Small states will not go along. Finally, this allegation of Russia interference is nothing but a McCarthy witch hunt packed into tabloid clickbait.

For details, please see Washington Post Thoroughly Discredits Itself With McCarthy-Style Smear Campaign Against ZeroHedge, Naked Capitalism, Truth-Out 200+ Others

Mike “Mish” Shedlock

Hillary Takes Aim at Why She Lost: Dear Hillary, Please Shut Up Already

Hillary Clinton is making a fool out of herself blaming nearly everything under the sun, including the DNC, for her election loss to Trump. The one thing she did not blame was the one thing that mattered: herself.

Former US Ambassador Attacks First Amendment, Blames Russia Over Hillary’s Loss

Not having learned a damn thing from its idiotic fake news story about fake news, the Washington Post continued its witch hunt on Russia, this time under the guise of an Op-Ed by Michael McFaul.

Campaigning Smart: Would Hillary Really Have Won If Election Was Based on Popular Vote?

Without a doubt, Trump campaigned much smarter than Hillary. Now Michael Moore and his ilk are upset because Trump lost the popular vote.

Vote Fraud in Michigan in Favor of Hillary; Wisconsin Recount Pads Trump Victory

The LA Times reports Wisconsin Recount Widens Donald Trump’s Lead by 131 Votes.

Assessing Hillary’s Recount Odds

Salil Mehta, founder of Statistical Ideas comments on Hillary’s recount odds in his post Losers Who Won’t Lose.

Peak Hillary?

Peter Atwater, President of Financial Insyghts and Author of Moods and Markets asked an interesting question today: “Have we reached peak Hillary yet?”

Hillary Leaks Show Clinton Campaign and DNC Incite Violence at Trump Rallies: Will It Matter?

A Project Veritas Action video on the Clinton campaign has gone viral. It documents violence at Trump rallies, traced back to the Clinton campaign.

Today’s Quiz: Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton – Who Said It?

It’s quiz time. I will list a statement. You decide who said it. The correct answer is either Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump, or Hillary Clinton

Transformation of Trump is Complete: Hello President Hillary

The phrase “President Hillary” has a strange sound to it. But other than Supreme Court appointments, we may as well have elected her.