Hillary Clinton has decided to participate in the presidential election recount first initiated by backbencher “candidate” Jill Stein.
The Clinton campaign general counsel said they “have quietly taken a number of steps in the last two weeks to rule in or out any possibility of outside interference in the vote tally in these critical battleground states.”
The steps include lawyers and data scientists going over results to spot anomalies; counseling with experts; investigating every theory that they are able to; looking over recount and audit laws; and staff and monitor the post-election canvasses.
Can you really blame her after all the recounts Republicans have pursued after a loss. Oh wait, that never happens.
In reaction to Elias’ announcement, Trump transition senior advisor Kellyanne Conway told Bloomberg, “What a pack of sore losers. Rather than adhere to the tradition of graciously conceding and wishing the winner well, they’ve opted to waste millions of dollars and dismiss the democratic process.”
I really love Kellyanne Conway, and she is absolutely correct here. This recount – especially as far as Stein is concerned – is a waste of time and money. It is also the height of irony for a Democrat to claim shenanigans during an election.
Obviously, I do not know the law here, but I assumed once Clinton conceded the game is over.