by Michael Gulett –
Well it’s either a rigged president election or it’s not but now Trump is objecting to a recount in Wisconsin and other key swing states. There is nothing wrong with a recount, democracy demands that we know the actual vote count.
Yet before election day Trump claimed without any evidence that the election would be rigged. But now that there is to be a recount in some states he objects. Why would anyone object to knowing the truth about the actual votes?
Remember, we are competing in a rigged election,” Trump said at a Wisconsin rally Monday night (mid-October). “They even want to try and rig the election at the polling booths, where so many cities are corrupt and voter fraud is all too common.
If Trump really believed the election was rigged three weeks before the election why would he object to a recount now? And the first recount is in the same state (Wisconsin) where he made his unfounded claims about a rigged election.
Last month, Trump, who repeatedly claimed the election was “rigged,” would not say whether he would accept the results, saying at the final presidential debate that “I’ll keep you in suspense.” Clinton called Trump’s statement “horrifying.”
The recount is not costing Trump any money and the chance that it will change the outcome is very low. If Trump were smart he would just stay silent and wait. But Trump has difficulty staying silent.
Hold on – this just in! – Trump now claims the election that he won was actually rigged!
Trump wrote on Twitter today that there were “millions of people who voted illegally” – this is too much to keep up with.
If millions of people voted illegally then that is an even more compelling reason to have a vote recount – and every state should do a full recount!
Another Trump Twitter update – now he claims “Serious voter fraud in Virginia, New Hampshire and California”,
Donald Trump does not know how to be a gracious winner and would certainly be a very sore loser; losing is likely in his near future from self inflicted actions.
He knows nothing and thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to a political career.
– George Bernard Shaw (in Major Barbara)
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