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Do we need a recount of the presidential election? What is driving that idea?

  1. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image97
    Marcy Goodfleischposted 16 months ago

    Do we need a recount of the presidential election?  What is driving that idea?

    What do you think it behind the push for a recount on the election?

  2. gregas profile image81
    gregasposted 16 months ago

    I believe they are hoping that they can prove that Trump didn't win. That's the only thing they can hope to prove. Why Jill Stein is doing it I don't know except that she is getting a lot of donations that she will probably pocket.

    1. Ken Burgess profile image89
      Ken Burgessposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      Someone rolling a few million into her bank account I am sure helped make her see the light.  Clinton can't do it, the backlash against her would be massive among the voters if not the press.  But they can have Stein do it, she has no credibility as

    2. lovemychris profile image61
      lovemychrisposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      not as big as the current backlash against trump...BELIEVE ME. either way it goes, there is no hope of coming together. republicans dont get to just take what they want. they havent earned it. gvt by resistance...as r's have done for 8 years.

  3. lovemychris profile image61
    lovemychrisposted 16 months ago

    because a couple of experts in their field found anomilies in the voting in the states that just happen to be necessary for the electoral win...states where clinton had it in the bag, and won according to the exit polls. because weve been down this road before...with the same result. stein said she wants to know if the machines were hacked, for the integrity of our elections! and you can be sure donald trump would have done the same had this been brought to his attention. given the fact that the dnc was hacked, and sanders team hacked into clintons voting list, its not far fetched to believe the votes were tampered with as well. and, as mentioned, it has happened before. not to matter. some of us believe putin  installed trump for his own ends. and being former kgb is quite in the realm of possible.sayonara america. or should i say nyet amerikanski

    1. lovemychris profile image61
      lovemychrisposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      will there be criminal charges against wikileaks? how about some charges for mitch mcconnel, who let putin get away with hacking america for donald trump. isnt that treason, or something? this election was rigged! known by top us officials! did nada

    2. Sustainable Sue profile image98
      Sustainable Sueposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      The CIA has since found proof that Russia interfered with the elections to get Trump elected. http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/ … amp;f=1001

    3. lovemychris profile image61
      lovemychrisposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      yes, and theyre not the only ones. we as americans should now demand investigations in all states with any question whatsoever of the veracity of the results. and comey, guliani, kobach and chaffets need investigating.

  4. Sharlee01 profile image88
    Sharlee01posted 16 months ago

    In my opinion I believe this recount would have been called for whoever won the election.   Both sides have dug in, the right and left have such vast different beliefs, morals, and opinions that will surely work to  leave a deep divide in America for some time to come.   As for "Jill Stein", the Green party just collected more cash than they ever had, and will pocket it.  Hopefully it goes to good causes.  Did we need a recount, I guess for some we did...

    1. norlawrence profile image82
      norlawrenceposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      If the recount shows Trump still won the people that are now complaining will still be unhappy.  The only way they will be happy is if Clinton wins the recount.  This will be short lived as she will not keep the promises she made.

    2. Sharlee01 profile image88
      Sharlee01posted 16 months agoin reply to this

      Very sorry to hear my comment was taken as negative. I would prefer my comment be removed. I am not comfortable with my comment being judge, it was and is just my opinion. Thank You for your consideration of my request.

  5. Sustainable Sue profile image98
    Sustainable Sueposted 16 months ago

    We all know elections have been rigged for decades. We've attempted to fix some of it, mainly the gerrymandering and voter discrediting issues. This recount addresses the efficacy of electronic vs manual voting procedures. And it addresses it in a way that gives us (the public) the basic statistics we need to design a more efficient and fair voting process. Jill Stein has already said she will use whatever money that's left over from the recounts to further improve voting procedures. Those who are stymying the recount process are most likely benefiting from exploiting the current system.

    1. lovemychris profile image61
      lovemychrisposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      bannon calls himself a leninist. hes chief strategist for donald trump.you have got to read "faking a mandate", by michael arnovitz

  6. profile image0
    LoliHeyposted 16 months ago

    No way!  The idea is to prevent Trump from being elected by the electoral college.  The idea is that the states doing the recount might not finish in time, get disqualified from the count, and Trump will lose those electoral votes, putting him under the 270 mark.  Also, I guess they're desperate to find some sort of inaccuracy to get Clinton into the White House.

    1. Dont Taze Me Bro profile image59
      Dont Taze Me Broposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      If that were to happen then Trump wouldn't need 270 because the total electoral votes would be reduced therefore reducing the majority from 270 to a lower number depending on what states electoral votes are deducted. He still wins.

    2. lovemychris profile image61
      lovemychrisposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      its unbelievable to me that people are asking what proof that russia hacking influenced election? are they kidding??wikileaks was a daily smear campaign...you could watch it hp, 24/7! NASTY. of course russia influenced. helped trump, hurt clinton.

  7. profile image55
    TOWFEEQposted 16 months ago

    I think that even the votes are recounted, Donald Trump will win. He really has an idea of management, as he was a businessman.

  8. Ken Burgess profile image89
    Ken Burgessposted 16 months ago

    Denial, sore losers, powerful (those mega billionaires that fund these elections and politicians to get their way) people and corporations that are afraid they won't be able to manipulate Trump (himself a billionaire) in any meaningful way...

    Nations like Saudi Arabia and China that had hundreds of millions invested into the Clintons that were expecting a continued favorable relationship (America, and the American people, getting bent over on their behalf) also now have reason for concern.

    The 'mainstream media' all of which is owned by just a handful of people/corporations (see the above mention of people used to funding and controlling the politicians in Washington)  also are being pushed from above to sell this line of garbage (along with the story about 'the Russians did it!!!')...

    Basically the people who are pushing this, are the people deluded into buying what the corporate/billionaire construct is telling them to buy into (IE - anything anti-Trump, anti-Nationalism, etc.) and or the people being funded by the same.

    All this election was, is what it was intended to be... and what all elections throughout this Nation's history for that matter were... a way of achieving change, a way of expressing disharmony with the ruling body, without actually having a revolution or civil war.

    People are fed up with Washington, they are fed up with decades of no wage growth, higher taxes, and a burdensome government sticking its nose into every nook and cranny of our society. 

    The percentage of Americans fed up is growing, regardless of 'party' or political perceptions... the 'left' wanted Bernie ... the 'right' chose Trump ... neither were 'establishment' types.  Both pushed the 'Drain the Swamp' anti-Wall-Street, anti-Globalization positions while they ran.

    Trump makes the drastic changes to the border, the trade agreements, infrastructure, business taxes, and rids us of Obamacare... or things will be even more violent and chaotic four years from now... that you can take to the bank.  Its as certain as the sun and the moon.

    1. lovemychris profile image61
      lovemychrisposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      well, how many goldman sachs people has he appointed? 3? bannon is goldman sachs. his big donors get cabinet posts (mcmcahon, devos) what is the rationale for a surgeon as head of hud? he is using us gvt to repay favors...you not angry yet?

    2. Ken Burgess profile image89
      Ken Burgessposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      Why would I get angry over something completely out of my control?  That would be a waste of energy, time, and health.  I had no control over Obamacare, knowing it was going to ADD to the costs of health care for those of us who work... not worth it.

    3. lovemychris profile image61
      lovemychrisposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      well you are among the rare right winger. its been 8 years of rage at libtards and out and out fury over hillary. YOU may not like obamacare, but millions do. bad luck for them, since tyrant trump is eo'ing all that i voted for. anger is natural.

    4. Ken Burgess profile image89
      Ken Burgessposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      For the tens of millions of working stiffs getting bent over by the deductible and higher insurance costs (and less work hours and less pay) due to Obamacare... they are all extremely happy that Obamacare is going to be put to rest. Same for TTP.

    5. lovemychris profile image61
      lovemychrisposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      im a working stiff. been one for 40 years. i am for obamacare and the tpp. my druthers would be universal healthcare and a universal living wage. i am extremely disgusted that all obamas work will be dissappeared in the blink of a pen stroke.i object

    6. Shyron E Shenko profile image81
      Shyron E Shenkoposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      I am with Leslie, just wait till ACA is gone, and Ins. Companies rule again, only the filthy rich can afford the Ins. premiums.  Senators/Congress will give themselves fat raises while they cause the death of seniors.

    7. lovemychris profile image61
      lovemychrisposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      our republican gvr says he needs to cut 100 million. can you guess where? from kids dental and eye. food programs, housing, etc. it never changes. it never ends. it never will. they want banks in everything, get their cut. for doing nothing.sickening

    8. Sharlee01 profile image88
      Sharlee01posted 5 months agoin reply to this

      Yes Dear - Do you find the fact that President Trump appointed 3 GS   employees a bad thing? It might interest you that our former president appointed two  GS employees . William C. Dudley, partner at Goldman and president of the Federal Reserve Bank

  9. Perspycacious profile image81
    Perspycaciousposted 16 months ago

    It turned out that the counts and the recounts matched up very well.  That answers the question.  We didn't need recounts.  What we really needed were domestic troublemakers and foreign parties to stay out of the mix, and campaigns that are shorter, focused on matters of substance, and more devoted to "unity in diversity" than character destruction.

    To achieve that we need parties ruled by the grass roots, and campaign finance reform to let the little grandmother's bucks count as much as the billionaires.

    Constitutional Convention anyone?

    1. lovemychris profile image61
      lovemychrisposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      but we have so much bigger problem than this. we have ideoligies that can never exist together. and, in n. carolina now, a democrat gvr is having his power removed by republican legislature. repubs in congress blocked obama 8 years. its beyond reform

  10. profile image62
    peter565posted 5 months ago

    How are we going to do a recount, if the voting is done by computers connect via internet rather then paper (There is a reason every other country, still use old school ballot paper for elections)