Skip to comments.Recount Efforts End: Trump Wins In Wisconsin, Pennsylvania
Posted on 12/12/2016 5:20:31 PM PST by drewhEdited on 12/12/2016 5:32:15 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]
Presidential election recount efforts came to an end Monday in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, with both states certifying Republican Donald Trump as the winner in contests that helped put him over the top in the Electoral College stakes.
Trump's victory in Wisconsin was reaffirmed following a statewide vote recount that showed him defeating Democrat Hillary Clinton by more than 22,000 votes.
Meanwhile, a federal judge issued a stinging rejection of a Green Party-backed request to recount paper ballots in Pennsylvania's presidential election and scan some counties' election systems for signs of hacking.
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 got only about 1 percent of the vote in each of the three states that Trump narrowly won over Clinton. Stein argued, without evidence, that voting machines in all three states were susceptible to hacking. All three states were crucial to Trump's victory, having last voted for a Republican for president in the 1980s.
The numbers barely budged in Wisconsin after nearly 3 million votes were recounted. Trump, a billionaire New York real estate mogul, picked up 162 votes and still won by more than 22,000 votes. The final results changed just 0.06 percent.
In Pennsylvania, state officials certified the results of the election in the hours following the decision by U.S. District Judge Paul S. Diamond.
Trump beat Clinton in the state by about 44,000 votes out of 6 million cast, or less than 1 percent, according to the final tally after weeks of counting provisional and overseas ballots. Green Party voters had petitioned some counties to do partial recounts, affecting few votes, county officials said.
Diamond said there were at least six grounds that required him to reject the Green Party's lawsuit, which had been opposed by Trump, the Pennsylvania Republican Party and the Pennsylvania attorney general's office.
Suspicion of a hacked Pennsylvania election borders on the irrational while granting the Green Party's recount bid could ensure that no Pennsylvania vote counts given Tuesday's federal deadline to certify the vote for the Electoral College, wrote Diamond, an appointee of Republican former President George W. Bush.
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.
He said the lawsuit suffered from a lack of standing, potentially the lack of federal jurisdiction and an unexplained, highly prejudicial wait before filing last week's lawsuit, four weeks after the Nov. 8 election.
Jill Stein, the presidential Green Party candidate, speaks in front of Trump Tower, Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, in New York. Stein had pushed for recounts in the election vote in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Michigan. Jill Stein, the presidential Green Party candidate, speaks in front of Trump Tower, Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, in New York. Stein had pushed for recounts in the election vote in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Michigan. The decision was the Green Party's latest roadblock in Pennsylvania after hitting numerous walls in county and state courts. Green Party-backed lawyers argue it was possible that computer hackers changed the election outcome and that Pennsylvania's heavy use of paperless machines makes it a prime target. Stein also contended Pennsylvania has erected unconstitutional barriers to voters seeking a recount.
A lawyer for the Green Party members said Monday they were disappointed and unable to immediately say whether they would appeal.
But one thing is clear,'' said the lawyer, Ilann Maazel. The Pennsylvania election system is not fair to voters and voters don't know if their votes counted, and that's a very large problem.
A federal judge halted Michigan's recount last week after three days. Trump won Michigan by fewer than 11,000 votes out of nearly 4.8 million votes cast.
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Excellent...Trump Train is smokin’ hot.
thanks hope everything is going well from the weekend. we were all worried for a sec! you have a lot of fans on 5th ave...
Trump wins again in Pa and beat Illiarily, $oreA$$’s hand puppet in the last election and therecent recounts.
Trump is still winning!
Will we have to wait a day for Hillary to sober up enough to concede again?
But will the dems accept the results???
Seriously, what a bunch of sore losers.
whats the over under on Michigan conceding?
I can hear the left now..............Russian hacked the recount
I can hear the left now..............Russia hacked the recount
Left can’t accept losing.
A month later and they’re still whining.
heck the ‘rats are hacking the votes in Detriot right now, who needs the Russians..
Now all the loosers are crying,”THE RUSSIANS ARE COMING” they gonna kill us all if Trump gets to be president.
Michigan is holding out as long as they possibly can to certify... https://www.yahoo.com/news/michigan-audit-significant-mismatches-detroit-vote-220357371—election.html
Stein should be prohibited from running again for any office
whatsoever until she repays every dime these recounts cost.
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