Donald Trump wins Wisconsin…again
The recount in Wisconsin is over and Donald Trump has won the state again and it turns out he actually gained 162 votes. Here is more:
Republican Donald Trump’s victory in Wisconsin was reaffirmed Monday following a recount that showed him defeating Democrat Hillary Clinton by more than 22,000 votes.
Green Party candidate Jill Stein successfully requested, and paid for, the Wisconsin recount while her attempts for similar statewide recounts in Pennsylvania and Michigan were blocked by the courts. Stein only got about 1 percent of the vote in each of the states that Trump narrowly won on his way to the White House. She argued, without evidence, that voting machines in all three states were susceptible to hacking.
The numbers barely budged in Wisconsin after nearly 3 million votes were recounted. Trump picked up a net 162 votes and still won by more than 22,000 votes. The final results changed just 0.06 percent.
In addition there will be no recounts in Michigan or Pennsylvania and in the case of the latter it was found there was no credible evidence of hacking into the voting machines:
“Most importantly, there is no credible evidence that any ‘hack’ occurred, and compelling evidence that Pennsylvania’s voting system was not in any way compromised,” Diamond wrote.
The Democrats, despite once claiming that to contest the results of an election is a threat to our democracy, have engaged in a three-pronged attack to contest Donald Trump’s legitimacy. The first plank was civil unrest but that did not work out; the second plank was holding recounts in three key states and with that failing it is on to the third plank and that is blaming the Russians for hacking into Hillary Clinton’s unsecured email server. Isn’t it ironic these same people do not want to hold Hillary Clinton responsible for putting this information at risk in the first place?
I cannot but help think about the ridicule Mitt Romney faced for calling Russia our number one geopolitical threat not all that long ago. The cold war is over, the 1980’s called and wants its foreign policy back…
malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium