Thursday, December 01, 2016

I'm rubber and you're black

In the 3rd Presidential Debate Donald Trump refused to say he'd accept the election results, if he felt the results were rigged.

Hillary Clinton blasted that as "horrifying." From the LA Times, October 19 2016:
“That’s horrifying,” Mrs. Clinton replied. “Let’s be clear about what he is saying and what that means. He is denigrating — he is talking down our democracy. And I am appalled that someone who is the nominee of one of our two major parties would take that position.”

Above: Joe Scarborough on MSNBC reacts to the Jill Stein-fronted recounts in states that went to Trump, on behalf of Clinton.

Snapshot from Jill Stein's #RECOUNT2016 website:

Interesting how the goal keeps getting hiked upwards. The original goal was $2.5mn. noticed that early on, writing on November 25 2016:
"you may want to read the fine print on her website. So far, she has raised $4.8 million, but take a look at this little clause at the end of the donation form:
We cannot guarantee a recount will happen in any of these states we are targeting. We can only pledge we will demand recounts in those states.
If we raise more than what's needed, the surplus will also go toward election integrity efforts and to promote voting system reform.
And interestingly, as more donations started pouring in over the holiday, Stein has moved her total fundraising goal to $7 million."
Also interesting - why isn't Stein targeting states that Clinton won?

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