Hillary Clinton is being urged to challenge the election results
You may remember how for years the Democrats have been saying there is no such thing as voter fraud and the only reason Republicans want voter ID is because they want to stifle the minority vote. You may also remember how when Donald Trump said he would not accept the results of the election if he thought there was voter fraud that he was a threat to our very democracy and he was dangerous and arrogant not to accept the will of the voters.
All of that, of course, was before the election and a funny thing happened on the way to Hillary Clinton’s coronation. It turns out the Democratic candidate lost the election and now suddenly we have to investigate voter fraud and Hillary Clinton is being urged to challenge the results of the election.
Here is more:
Hillary Clinton is being urged by a group of prominent computer scientists and election lawyers to call for a recount in three swing states won by Donald Trump, New York has learned. The group, which includes voting-rights attorney John Bonifaz and J. Alex Halderman, the director of the University of Michigan Center for Computer Security and Society, believes they’ve found persuasive evidence that results in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania may have been manipulated or hacked. The group is so far not speaking on the record about their findings and is focused on lobbying the Clinton team in private.
So now there is voter fraud, funny how that works…
And the group has talked to John Podesta:
Last Thursday, the activists held a conference call with Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta and campaign general counsel Marc Elias to make their case, according to a source briefed on the call. The academics presented findings showing that in Wisconsin, Clinton received 7 percent fewer votes in counties that relied on electronic-voting machines compared with counties that used optical scanners and paper ballots. Based on this statistical analysis, Clinton may have been denied as many as 30,000 votes; she lost Wisconsin by 27,000.
But they have no proof and of course it still comes back to Russia:
While it’s important to note the group has not found proof of hacking or manipulation, they are arguing to the campaign that the suspicious pattern merits an independent review — especially in light of the fact that the Obama White House has accused the Russian government of hacking the Democratic National Committee.
Apparently challenging the outcome of the election is only a threat to our democracy when Republicans threaten to do it and not when the Democrats actually begin to take the necessary steps to do it.
malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium