When Green Party Presidential candidate Jill Stein filed for a vote recount in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Michigan, many dismissed it as a ridiculous scam. Donald Trump clearly won by tens of thousands of votes in each state and there was no indication of any voting irregularities in the tallying. It now appears that there is a sinister motive in play – the invalidation of the Electoral College.
Here is how this will work. By law, each state must complete a recount if certain triggers are met. These triggers generally involve the closeness of the vote as a percentage of total vote. A federal judge, however, can arbitrarily modify the recount criteria and timing even though the existing law is specific regarding recounts. Why is this important? All recounts must be finished by a specific point in time so that the electors can meet and chose the President.
What happens, however, if the recounting is so burdensome that none can be completed by the various state deadlines – and in time for the federal deadline for the Electoral College to meet? It appears that Jill Stein’s and Hillary Clinton’s supporters are employing a strategy to cause these deadlines to be missed and vote certifications rendered incomplete. Under these circumstances, no Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Michigan electors could be sent to the Electoral College. Thus, neither Hillary Clinton nor Donald Trump would have enough Electoral College votes to be certified as the President of the United State.
What happens next? Without the Electoral College decision, the choice of the President goes to the Congress, specifically the House of Representatives. It is obvious that Hillary Clinton will put forth the case that she won the majority of the popular vote. It is equally obvious that Donald Trump will claim that he won the election and that the missed recount deadlines were part of the Clinton and Stein strategy to deny him his election.
Once into the House of Representatives, almost certainly under an emergency session, a new set of election dynamics will take place. As such, there is no certainty even with a Republican majority in the House that Trump will receive the necessary votes to become President. Obviously, the Democrat’s will rant, rave, scream and protest with violence. Some representatives will switch sides, abstain, or play political games. All will be subject to tremendous partisan pressures. The outcome, never in doubt on November 8 and concluded on November 9, will suddenly be in doubt just before Christmas.
Am I certain that this is the game being played? – No! But as these state recount processes continue it is almost certain that their electoral college certification deadlines will not be met and that the courts will decide what is the “proper” way to proceed legally or politically. (It is important to note that if Stein and Clinton are able to pull this off, the Electoral College will have been damaged and the House of Representatives will pick the Presidents in the future.)
All of this anti-Americanism is but another example of the evil of the left who, on the one hand claim to support the Constitution, but on the other hand, will do anything and everything to undermine it.