2016 Election Recount Facts Nov29

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2016 Election Recount Facts

No fluff – here are just the facts about the attempted recount by Green Party candidate Jill Stein:

  • Final Electoral Results – Trump 306 Clinton 232
  • Going for recount in: Wisconsin (10 electoral votes)  Michigan (16 electoral votes)  and Pennsylvania  (20 electoral votes)
  • Three states together add up to 46 Electoral Votes
  • Jill Stein cannot possibly win any of these states, however she will significantly boost her email lists
  • If Clinton ended up winning all three states, results would be  –  Trump 260 Clinton 278 electoral votes
  • Green Party candidate Jill Stein says only doing it because those are most likely to have had fraud – Clinton was expected to win these states and she lost.  Additionally a number of ballots had a blank vote for President but votes for down ballot candidates.
  • Stein raised $3.5 million during campaign, has already raised $6.3 million for recount
  • Wisconsin  Trump 47.9%  Clinton  46.9%.  Trump won by 27,257 votes
  • Michigan  Trump 47.6%  Clinton  47.3%.  Trump won by 11,612 votes
  • Pennsylvania  Trump 48.8%  Clinton 47.6%.  Trump won by 68,236 votes
  • Wisconsin recount could cost $3.5 million and will start around December 1 – but will only be re tally of votes, not hand recount
  • Pennsylvania requires petitions, which were due Nov 28, but instead Stein asked courts to force recount based on affidavit by a University of Michigan computer scientist who stated that results produced by electronic voting machines could’ve been manipulated by malware
  • Michigan election was certified Monday (November 28), recount likely attempted by hand
  • Federal law states that recounts need to be completed 35 days after the election, or by Dec. 13
  • Electors meet in their respective states on Dec. 19 and then send decisions to Washington
  • If Stein has issues with recount, expect a lawsuit which could cause problems with electors in these states, possibly resulting in neither candidate receiving 270 – in which case current House picks President, current Senate picks Vice President
  • Electors are being swamped with email and phone asking them to change their vote, however all of these are hard core Republicans and none will switch their votes