by Terresa Monroe-Hamilton | December 6, 2016 1:44 pm
The recount in Philly is done… not the state one that Jill Stein is pushing for, but a district recount. Trump’s numbers stayed the same and Clinton gained a whopping five votes. Those votes came from paper provisional or absentee ballots that someone used a green highlighter on rather than a pen or pencil. Millions are being spent over this stupid, wasteful recount. This is just plain moronic.
In this same district, Mitt Romney received zero votes. It is overwhelmingly Democratic and those Democrats went for Donald Trump. Clinton just can’t stand that fact. But it happened. In fact, those five votes are all that Clinton gained in 75 districts. I can’t imagine a federal judge allowing a statewide recount. For an automatic recount to happen, there would need to be less than a 5% difference in vote totals and that is not going to happen.
From Billy Penn:
The great Philadelphia recount has ended, and Hillary Clinton got five more votes than she had in her previous total.
Donald Trump’s number stayed the same, as did the totals for Independent candidate Gary Johnson and the Green Party’s Jill Stein after the City Commissioners Office recounted votes in 75 of Philadelphia’s more than 1600 voting divisions. The recount had been launched by 250-plus Philadelphia residents answering the call of Stein, who asked for three petitioners in each of Pennsylvania’s voting district to file recounts to assist in her attempts to get a statewide recount through a Commonwealth Court and then Federal Court lawsuit.
Stein’s camp had planned on using the district-level recounts as possible evidence for hacking or fraud. The recount turned up no instances of fraud or hacking here, City Commissioner Al Schmidt said, emphasizing the difficulty of hacking voting machines that aren’t connected to the internet.
So, you might be wondering, what accounts for the five new votes that turned up for Hillary?
The five extra votes for Clinton, he said, came from paper provisional or absentee ballots that were undetected by the optical scanner that counted votes in the days following the election. Schmidt said this can happen when people don’t mark their choices clearly on paper ballots or, ridiculous as it sounds, use a green highlighter instead of a pen or pencil.
The markings that went undetected by the optical scanner were picked up by the manual recount.
“People do ridiculous things,” he said, “all the time.”
This recount started last Friday. It began with the electronic machines and progressed to paper and absentee ballots. Representatives from the Republicans, Democrats and the commie Green Party were all in attendance. On Sunday, the City Commissioners Office did a recount of paper ballots and that’s when the Hildabeast scored five more votes.
Most of the 75 districts that did a recount were in Center City or that area. All are Democratic strongholds. Stein filed her federal lawsuit yesterday. Still no word on what a judge will determine. If she fails there, she’s done. I can’t think of a woman more hated nationally currently than Jill Stein. She’s through. “The law provides for it,” City Commissioner Al Schmidt said of the local recount. “And it’s our job to do what the law provides regardless of its merits.”
Let’s finish this travesty and move on. Stein and Clinton should be ashamed of themselves.
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