Holy crap, things are getting messy in Trumplandia. Here are the latest crib notes on the recounts in PA, WI, and MI.
Each of the three states has its own drama. Here’s a quick rundown of where we are at as of tonight. (Friday)
Michigan: Elections board of Michigan so far have denied President-elect Donald Trump’s request to prevent a recount — which means it will start next week unless the courts intervene. Fingers crossed on this one.
Wisconsin: A recount is already underway, though Trump’s supporters have filed a federal lawsuit trying to stop in. But WI is tricky because if it does not get the recount done by the federal deadline to certify the vote, that puts Wisconsin’s electoral votes in jeopardy. If the state misses the deadline, Congress will allot their electoral votes.
But so far Wisconsin taxpayers get to keep using their resources for a recount until at least December 9th, as ruled by a federal judge.
As reported by Hot Air:
“Responding to a motion for a temporary injunction, Judge James Peterson ruled that the recount’s operations would not pose sufficient harm prior to a full hearing on the merits of lawsuits filed by two super-PACs and a Trump voter from Wisconsin.”
Update for Wisconsin: Daily News Bin and Occupy Democrats have reported that “recount officials” in the state of Wisconsin discovered seals that showed signs of tampering on five of the voting machines in St. Croix county, but we have not yet substantiated these claims.
Pennsylvania: Trump is asking a court to dismiss Jill Stein’s recount request. The court hearing is set for this coming Monday. An updated count today by state election officials shows Trump’s lead over Democrat Hillary Clinton has shrunk to 49,000, from 71,000 in PA. If these new numbers hold true, Trump’s lead is now just at 0.8 percent — which is down from more than 1 percent. That is still shy of Pennsylvania’s 0.5 percent trigger for an automatic statewide recount.
Now let me be clear, even thought Trump and his knob-slobbering base of vile white supremacist welfare moochers are shitting in their pants right about now, it does not look feasible yet for Hillary. So don’t get too excited. We need to find undeniable machine tampering or voter fraud before this Hitler-channeling shit stain of sanctimony becomes so scandalized, he is forced to step aside.