The ridiculous recount effort was Hillary Clinton’s last, desperate attempt to claw her way into the Oval Office. Too bad for Hillary that virtually everyone in the country knew that this was a terrible idea… except for her, of course. She backed recounts in three states: Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania. But unfortunately for Hillary, the results have been nothing short of humiliating.
It started in Wisconsin. The recount took place as planned, and rather than swinging the state her way, the results just increased Donald Trump’s lead. Then, in Michigan, it turned out that the only place where Hillary had a chance — Wayne County, home of Detroit — had ballots and voters that didn’t match up, meaning that the recount was dead on arrival. Michigan law won’t let the recount go forward.
Now, Hillary has more bad news out of Pennsylvania.
The recount numbers were just released, and they sure are embarrassing. Hillary increased her lead… by a pathetic five votes. And it’s not only a blow to Hillary, it’s a blow to Green Party candidate Jill Stein. She had to sue Pennsylvania to force the recount, after election officials refused and said it would be a waste of time and taxpayer money. City Commissioner Al Schmidt explained the extra votes found for Hillary. “Paper provisional or absentee ballots that were undetected by the optical scanner that counted votes in the days following the election,” he said. “Which could happen when people don’t mark their choices clearly, or use a green highlighter instead of a pen or pencil. People do ridiculous things all the time.”
So these three recounts truly were an epic waste of time and taxpayer dollars, but hey, Hillary had to assuage her ego and pretend she still had a chance at winning. All that ended up happening was that Hillary was humiliated. So can she take a hint now? Can she finally drop this farce and let us all move on with our lives?