That Was Then – This Is Now: Hillary Clinton Challenging Election Results

With thanks to Drudge, here’s a headline from today’s Bloomberg News that should get some attention, particularly in light of what the above video reminds us:

Clinton Plan to Join Recount Draws ’Sore Loser’ Jibe from Trump

Hillary Clinton’s campaign lawyer announced plans to participate in vote recounts of Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Michigan if they take place, yet doesn’t expect to overturn the election of Donald Trump as president.

Of course, the Clinton camp is not challenging the election result or filing for a recount of votes in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania.  It’s Green Party candidate Jill Stein (who got, what, less than 1% of the popular vote?).  Her motives must be purely altruistic.

If Green Party candidate Jill Stein initiates recounts in all of those states as she intends, the Clinton campaign “will participate in order to ensure the process proceeds in a manner that is fair to all sides,” lawyer Marc Elias said Saturday in a post on the blogging website Medium.com…

About Jill Stein’s financing – well, I don’t know where her 7 million dollar financing is coming from.  That’s what it will cost to fund the recounts.  Right now she’s already sitting on 5.7 million dollars that came in from  (you-fill-in-the-blank) .

I wonder.

Remember when Republican incumbent Norman Coleman won that Minnesota Senate seat back there a few years by more than 700 votes?  And Democrat Al Franken asked for a recount?  Sure you do.  It was in 2008.

Franken ended up winning by a little more than 300 votes.  You remember – when dozens of uncounted ballots magically materialized from the trunks of cars or from back rooms in the polling places?  And the ballots were time-stamped two days before the election?  When more than a thousand convicted felons were illegally allowed to vote – and they magically voted for – Al Franken?

So, here we go again. Hold onto your pants.  It’s re-count time.

Ann Coulter says that Democrats always win recounts.  I wonder why she would say that.

We’ll see if she’s right.

About John L. Work

John Lloyd Work has taken the detective thriller genre and woven an occasional political thread throughout his books, morphing what was once considered an arena reserved for pure fiction into believable, terrifying, futuristic, true-to-life “faction”. He traveled the uniformed patrolman’s path, answering brutal domestic violence calls, high speed chases, homicides, suicides, armed robberies, breaking up bar fights, and the accompanying sporadic unpredictable moments of terror - which eventually come to all police officers, sometimes when least expected. He gradually absorbed the hard fact that the greatest danger a cop faces comes in the form of day-to-day encounters with emotionally disturbed, highly intoxicated people. Those experiences can wear a cop down, grinding on his own emotions and psyche. Prolonged exposure to the worst of people and people at their worst can soon make him believe that the world is a sewer. That police officer’s reality is a common thread throughout Work’s crime fiction books. Following his graduation from high school, Work studied music and became a professional performer, conductor and teacher. Life made a sudden, unexpected turn when, one afternoon in 1976, his cousin, who eventually became the Chief of the Ontario, California, Police Department, talked him into riding along during a patrol shift. The musician was hooked into becoming a police officer. After working for two years as a reserve officer in Southern California and in Boulder, Colorado, he joined the Longmont, Colorado Police Department. Work served there for seven years, investigating crimes as a patrolman, detective and patrol sergeant. In 1989 he joined the Adams County, Colorado Sheriff’s Office, where he soon learned that locking a criminal up inside a jail or prison does not put him out of business. As a sheriff’s detective he investigated hundreds of crimes, including eleven contract murder conspiracies which originated “inside the walls”. While serving on the Adams County North Metro Gang Task Force and as a member of the Colorado Security Threat Intelligence Network Group (STING), Work designed a seminar on how a criminal’s mind formulates his victim selection strategy. Over a period of six years he taught that class in sheriff’s academies and colleges throughout Colorado. He saw the world of crime both inside the walls and out on the streets. His final experiences in the criminal law field were with the Colorado State Public Defender’s Office, where for nearly two years he investigated felonies from the defense side of the Courtroom. Twenty-two years of observing human nature at its worst, combined with watching some profound changes in America’s culture and political institutions, provided plenty of material for his first three books. A self-published author, he just finished writing his tenth thriller.
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One Response to That Was Then – This Is Now: Hillary Clinton Challenging Election Results

  1. Once Written says:

    I would welcome the recount, although it’s be spun so many ways. Who knows, maybe Donald will indeed win the popular vote? But that doesn’t really matter now, does it?

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