This morning Hillary Clinton’s campaign general counsel, Marc Elias, confirmed what we all knew already, namely that Jill Stein is likely acting at the direction of the Clintons in her recount efforts in WI, MI and PA. The discovery came after Elias posted a note to Hillary voters this morning on Medium confirming that they would participate in Stein’s recount efforts even though the Clinton campaign itself had decided against a recount because they had “not uncovered any actionable evidence of hacking or outside attempts to alter the voting technology.” This approach seems to align perfectly with the strategy we laid out two days ago:
We joke, of course, as Jill Stein’s effort to raise money for recounts in WI, PA and MI is obviously being done on behalf of the Hillary Clinton campaign. It’s a very clever approach (we would expect nothing less) as it allows Hillary to maintain the high road as the gracious loser while allowing someone else to play the bad guy…typical Clinton politics really.
That said, since Jill Stein decided to act “completely independently” to waste the money of a bunch of donors the Hillary general counsel figures they might as well participate despite the fact that “the number of votes separating Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in the closest of these states—Michigan—well exceeds the largest margin ever overcome in a recount.”
Because we had not uncovered any actionable evidence of hacking or outside attempts to alter the voting technology, we had not planned to exercise this option ourselves, but now that a recount has been initiated in Wisconsin, we intend to participate in order to ensure the process proceeds in a manner that is fair to all sides. If Jill Stein follows through as she has promised and pursues recounts in Pennsylvania and Michigan, we will take the same approach in those states as well. We do so fully aware that the number of votes separating Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in the closest of these states—Michigan—well exceeds the largest margin ever overcome in a recount. But regardless of the potential to change the outcome in any of the states, we feel it is important, on principle, to ensure our campaign is legally represented in any court proceedings and represented on the ground in order to monitor the recount process itself.
- Since the day after the election there were lawyers and data scientists and analysts combing over the results to spot anomalies that would suggest a hacked result.
- We thought Hillary was outraged by Trump’s comment that he wouldn’t blindly accept the outcome of the election.
- Why is it so hard to believe that Hillary simply lost the election?
Elias also highlighted the five steps they took, including having “lawyers and data scientists and analysts combing over the results to spot anomalies that would suggest a hacked result,” to come up with some reason to launch their own election challenge.
Original Source: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-11-26/clinton-attorney-announces-plan-participate-recounts-despite-no-actionable-evidence-?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+zerohedge%2Ffeed+%28zero+hedge+-+on+a+long+enough+timeline%2C+the+survival+rate+for+everyone+drops+to+zero%29&utm_content=FeedBurner