Lets Talk About Wisconsin Presidential Recount
Up to this point I have remained silent on this blog about the recount that will be taking place of the recently cast presidential ballots in Wisconsin. My reason for doing so has been mostly that the news event occurred over a holiday weekend. The second reason is that I trust the voting, tabulating, and reporting process in this state. I trust the election process.
The place I have always stood in relation to my faith in the process is where I am firmly planted today. That does not mean, however, that there is not a place for recounts and audits. There is a statutory right for such actions following an election, and there should be no one who should seek to stop a recount if the process for such actions are followed.
But then I read the email below and I wonder what is wrong with others who can not see the reasonableness in the process as I do?
Sent: Monday, November 28, 2016 7:47 AM
Subject: Breaking: Clinton’s allies on the left order election recount
Friend, President-Elect Trump has issued a call for unity, which is exactly what our country needs right now. Sadly, one group would rather continue to bicker and protect the broken Washington status quo.
This weekend, the Clinton campaign joined the ridiculous effort for recounts in battleground states that President-Elect Donald Trump won — and a recount was just successfully launched in Wisconsin.
Over $6 MILLION have been raised to drag our country through this meaningless recount. It’s a political ploy by the left to further divide our country, gin up support from their extremist base, and threaten President-Elect Trump’s mandate.
Donald Trump won in an electoral landslide, winning states and counties that no Republican won since Ronald Reagan’s triumphant victory in 1984. But liberals still can’t accept the fact that their chosen candidate lost.
We should be taking this moment to unite as Americans after a brutal election and bind the wounds of our divided country.
Can you imagine what would be happening if it were President-Elect Trump contesting an election that was decided three weeks ago?
We know the answer… The media would be eating him alive.
Where does one start in offering up a response? Give me a chance.
- “President-Elect Trump’s ‘mandate.'” Lets get real and state there was NO mandate. Facts show Hillary Clinton has 2.5 million more votes. Furthermore Trump did not even have the ability to secure a plurality.
- “Donald Trump won in an electoral landslide.” Trump did win the electoral votes of Utah, North and South Dakota and Idaho under a system developed when Black people counted for 3/5th a person (for census only) and women, white men with no land and Blacks and Native Americans couldn’t vote. There is something to be said for reviewing the Electoral College!
- “We should be taking this moment to unite as Americans after a brutal election and bind the wounds of our divided country.” I suspect that means following the GOP example of how to react to a new president? I seem to recall when Obama was inaugurated following a truly historic election (first black president) that Paul Ryan, Eric the Lobbyist Cantor, and Kevin ‘the Benghazi hearings were all about driving Hill’s numbers down’ McCarthy were meeting to negate and vote no on everything proposed by the White House. I also recall that Mitch McConnell claimed his first job was to make Obama a one-term president. The only thing one might say that is accurate about the above email is that this is a historic election if you consider this is our first Dumb-Ass Reality TV Star President
- “Can you imagine what would be happening if it were President-Elect Trump contesting an election that was decided three weeks ago?” Frankly no. I CAN imagine the Donald screaming “Rigged Election!!! Citizens A-rey-est!!! Rigged Election! All that would take place about three minutes after the election was called IF HE LOST, not three weeks. Be mindful that they are still counting provisional ballots from people the GOP tried to disenfranchise and create barriers against them on Election Day.