Blog/2016 U.S. Presidential Election
Posted Nov 27, 2016 by Martin Armstrong
Hillary’s people have come out joining Stein as long as she puts up the wasted money. “Now that a recount is underway, we believe we have an obligation to the more than 64 million Americans who cast ballots for Hillary Clinton to participate in ongoing proceedings to ensure that an accurate vote count will be reported,” Marc Erik Elias said on behalf of her campaign.
Here is the real bottom-line. They would need to overturn Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin to change the outcome. Anything less than that would not alter the outcome. While Trump won in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, he holds a slim lead in Michigan, where a Republican presidential candidate hadn’t won since 1988, has a lead of 10,704 votes. That is far more than any recount has ever been enacted or changed the outcome. More than ten thousand is probably enough of a cushion to prevail. Trump has 290 votes to Clinton’s 232, and even if Michigan went to Clinton she still would trail, 290-248. Pennsylvania and Florida, require the vote difference between the two candidates to be less than one-half of 1 percentage point. Wisconsin and Pennsylvania conduct post-election audits, Michigan and many other states do not. In Michigan, a recount is triggered automatically if the margin is less than 2,000 votes. None of those states qualify for a recount on the numbers. There is nothing but Stein raising money claiming she will make a petition that would not change the outcome without all three states being overturned.
Clinton now leads Trump with 2 million votes in the popular count, but a close look reveals that this is made up of just California where she had 3.7 million more votes than Trump. This is a key factor for California is typically a left-wing state with the highest level of taxation in the country. Many top celebrities have residents outside of California to beat taxes while espousing they would leave the USA if Trump won.
Trump leads by little more than 22,000 votes in Wisconsin and 70,638 votes in Pennsylvania. Any recount must be completed by the Dec. 13 federal deadline. With this much of a lead in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, there is no chance of overturning the election. This calls into question if Stein is simply doing this to raise money. Clinton is not chipping in and just getting a free-ride. She obviously looked at the numbers and can see this is a joke especially when Wisconsin and Pennsylvania automatically conduct post-election audits. Asking for a recount is more fraud than anything else.
I warned that this election was not over that easily. The press will continue to attack Trump for anything and everything. They are hell-bent upon destroying the fabric of the nation and will not let this go. They will be responsible for the civil unrest and ultimately the breakup of the United States. The divide is simply too great this time around. California should separate and take their socialists with them – please.