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What Jill Steinís Recount Effort Actually Accomplished
The Huffington Post ^ | December 13, 2016 | Daniel Marans

Posted on 12/14/2016 6:34:12 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein’s attempts to recount the election results in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania are now over.

Although Stein only secured a complete recount in Wisconsin, she is claiming to have won a victory for voters by exposing weaknesses in the voting system.

In fact, Stein’s greatest service may have been to validate the Wisconsin results ― and thus demonstrate that voting irregularities did not tip the election in Donald Trump’s favor.

“I’d like to think that the public appreciates that as a result of the examinations that occurred, that the results were not corrupted in any way to create inaccurate results,” said Ned Foley, an election law expert at Ohio State University’s Moritz College of Law. “The Wisconsin recount demonstrates that.”

Wisconsin completed a 10-day recount financed by the Stein campaign on Monday, resulting in an increase in Trump’s lead over Hillary Clinton from 22,617 to 22,748 votes.

“For a state with a 20,000-vote margin to generate a change of 100 votes as a result of a recount is consistent with standard recount procedure,” Foley said.

By contrast, Michigan never completed its recount and Pennsylvania never even began one. The Michigan Supreme Court on Friday declined to hear the Stein campaign’s appeal of a lower court order halting the recount, permanently ending hopes for a statewide recount there.

And on Monday, a federal judge also denied Stein’s request for a statewide recount and an investigation of vote tampering in Pennsylvania....

(Excerpt) Read more at huffingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Wisconsin; Campaign News; Parties; State and Local
KEYWORDS: election; hillary; recount; stein; trump
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1 posted on 12/14/2016 6:34:12 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A giant waste of money for nothing


2 posted on 12/14/2016 6:35:35 PM PST by arl295
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It did point out voter fraud in the city of Detroit.


3 posted on 12/14/2016 6:36:03 PM PST by EvilCapitalist (Lock her up!)
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4 posted on 12/14/2016 6:37:10 PM PST by Rastus (#NeverHillary #AlwaysTrump)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Think of how many chillllllldren could gave been fed with that dough. How many teeeeeeeeachers could gave been paid.


5 posted on 12/14/2016 6:41:19 PM PST by Phillyred
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To: Phillyred

Or flint water supply infrastructure paid for with the millions of Michigan tax payer dollars Jill’s recount effort wasted.


6 posted on 12/14/2016 6:49:12 PM PST by Eddie01
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Didn’t this expose the fraudulent voting in Detroit?


7 posted on 12/14/2016 6:50:23 PM PST by ThePatriotsFlag ( Anything FREELY-GIVEN by the government was TAKEN from someone else.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“demonstrate that voting irregularities did not tip the election in Donald Trump’s favor.”
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Musta killed Huffpo to print that.


8 posted on 12/14/2016 6:52:53 PM PST by LouieFisk
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It helped to further expose the pathetic desperation of the left and made it clear that it’s power that they want, not the will of the people.


9 posted on 12/14/2016 6:56:38 PM PST by JudyinCanada
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Actually, in my opinion it accomplished quite a bit by exposing potentially massive voter fraud in Detroit, which will now be audited.


10 posted on 12/14/2016 6:58:40 PM PST by Behind the Blue Wall
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Recounts are meaningless unless everyone is required to provide ID when they register to vote and when they vote.

Recounts would have to include:

1. Checking that no ID was used more than once
2. Checking that no ID was used in another state that also requires ID for registration and voting
3. Checking that no ID is associated with a dead person or any person that is ineligible to vote, e.g. felon, underage, etc.

Whether or not the machines are working, if you can't keep track of ID's then all you're doing is checking that the machines are either consistently counting correctly or consistently counting incorrectly.

You can't even verify whether or not the machines have been hacked via a recount.

This is another issue that the MSM has overblown and incorrectly explained to the American People.

11 posted on 12/14/2016 7:02:39 PM PST by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: Rastus

Ha! That song still kicks @ss.


12 posted on 12/14/2016 7:04:21 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Democracy is the backup QB to a dictatorship)
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To: ThePatriotsFlag

YES! The dumb twit. Blew her feet off.


13 posted on 12/14/2016 7:05:13 PM PST by RitaOK (Viva Christo Rey! Public Education is the farm team for more Marxists coming,... infinitum.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Actually, it showed the vote in Detroit was totally fraudulent in favor of Hillary.


14 posted on 12/14/2016 7:11:36 PM PST by kaehurowing
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Isn’t this just the greatest example of the liberal way? Waste a lot of other people’s money and accomplish nothing!


15 posted on 12/14/2016 7:23:16 PM PST by cincinnati65
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>Checking that no ID was used more than once

It is sad that at every major sporting event they scan the ticket to check that no ticket was used more than once!

I would support a law that requires the same id process to vote as require to purchase a gun.


16 posted on 12/14/2016 7:23:35 PM PST by jonose
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Exposed the mother lode of fraud in Detroit.

However, Stein seems to have no interest in following up on RAT fraud.


17 posted on 12/14/2016 7:34:41 PM PST by tennmountainman ("Prophet Mountainman" Predicter Of All Things RINO...for a small pittance)
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To: ThePatriotsFlag

THIS story did not want to write about that inconvenient little discovery .... I wonder why. /s


18 posted on 12/14/2016 7:34:50 PM PST by Robert A Cook PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Still winning


19 posted on 12/14/2016 7:54:40 PM PST by ripnbang
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

I was shocked and delighted to find out that Classic Rewind on Sirius XM plays the full song. The ‘80s on 8 wimps out and cuts the “little faggot” verse.


20 posted on 12/14/2016 8:12:59 PM PST by Rastus (#NeverHillary #AlwaysTrump)
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