The Democrats’ Real Strategy in
By Richard Baehr
27, 2016 "Information
The recount in Wisconsin, and the
coming ones in Michigan and Pennsylvania will not
change the outcomes in any of the states. No
recount ever changes thousands of votes. I do not
think that is the purpose.
The recounts, if done by hand, which
can be demanded, may take longer than the last day
for completing the official counts in a state and
directing Electoral College voters. If all 3 states
miss the deadline, Trump is at 260, Hillary at 232.
No one hits 270.
Then this goes to Congress, where the
House voting 1 vote per state elects Trump, and
Senate selects Pence. This would be first time this
happened since 1824, but in that case, John Quincy
Adams won in the House, though he had fewer
electoral college votes than Andrew Jackson.
If this goes to the US House and
Senate, and the result is the same as result from
the Electoral College without the recounts, why do
it? The answer is to make Trump seem even more
illegitimate, that he did not win the popular vote
(he lost by over 2.1 million), he did not win the
Electoral College (did not reach 270), and was
elected by being inserted into the presidency by
members of his own party in Congress.