NEW YORK–(ENEWSPF)–December 2, 2016
Lawyers for Donald Trump or the Republican Party are now trying to block the recounts in all three states in which Jill Stein has requested them—Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania. The Trump legal team is saying “nothing to see here, folks, and it’s an outrage you’d even ask” at the same time as Trump and a host of his surrogates are claiming massive voter fraud.
What are these people afraid of? Is Trump so sensitive about having lost the popular vote that he can’t stand to have Hillary Clinton’s margin increased by whatever few thousand votes she might pick up in recounts? Are they simply looking to sow uncertainty and doubt by whatever means necessary, even if it means drawing attention to the fact that Trump’s margins in key states were so narrow?
One thing’s for sure. On this as on so many issues, Trump and his people don’t mind simultaneously holding conflicting positions—in this case, “there was massive fraud and also there shouldn’t be a recount”—and they expect voters not to mind, either.
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