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tsai3904
11-29-2016, 01:18 PM
Money driving Steinís recount effort

November 28, 2016

Iím getting questions about the presidential recount. Itís about the money. A fourth-place candidate has the ability to grow her donor base and increase her notoriety by running a fund-raising campaign to finance the recount. Think of all the Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton voters who will now send Jill Stein their email addresses, mailing addresses and donations. These donors have been misled into believing there must be something amiss if their candidates lost. Thereís virtually no outlet for their frustration right now, so the fourth-party candidate, who is uniquely positioned, has created a ďproductĒ for the ďmarket.Ē

Donald Trump has 306 electoral votes. Overturning the national election would require changing 37 electoral votes. Among Wisconsin (10), Pennsylvania (20) and Michigan (16), no two states contain enough electoral votes to change the outcome, so the results in all three states would have to be declared invalid to deny Trumpís presidency.

The recount is going to change nothing about the election, but an otherwise irrelevant politician is going to grow her fund-raising list and consultants are going to make money.

U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Lewis County

http://www.cincinnati.com/story/opinion/letters/2016/11/28/massie-money-driving-steins-recount-effort/94569484/

The Northbreather
11-29-2016, 07:25 PM
Critical thought