Hillary Wants Recounting! Is It Too Late?

Casey Mills
Ноября 26, 2016

The results from MI, the final state to declare more than two weeks after Trump was announced the victor of the US Presidential elections, means that the billionaire tycoon's electoral vote finishes on 306 to Clinton's 232, despite her having a clear lead in the popular vote.

As of Wednesday afternoon, Clinton leads Trump by 1.82 million votes, 63,964,956 to 62,139,188, according to preliminary figures, reports CNN. Five of those presidents also won the Electoral College. Hold-outs are pinning their hopes on states where the vote was close - Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania, for example - and raising questions about the integrity of the balloting there.

A couple of weeks ago, Democratic Party candidate Hillary Clinton suffered a humiliating defeat in the hands of Republican candidate Donald Trump in the USA presidential election.

It's been just over two weeks since Donald Trump became the President-Elect of the United States, and the outspoken and presumedly bigoted candidate has wasted no time ruffling the country's feathers.

This year, Mrs Clinton scored large tallies in states like California but Mr Trump won most of the so-called swing states, which ultimately decide the outcome of elections.

In 2000, the then Vice-President Al Gore earned about 500,000 more votes over Republican nominee George W. Bush.

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Much of that lead was generated by California, where Clinton had 3.7 million more votes than Trump in the last totals reported in the state on Tuesday evening. The system roughly evened out the electoral power between regions.

But Lessig didn't go as far as suggesting that the Electoral College be abolished.

Trump, who once criticized the Electoral College as undemocratic, now salutes it as having a "certain genius". The fact that Trump has a majority in aggregate in the other 49 states is enough, in their eyes, to confer legitimacy.

Since his election victory, Trump has defended the Electoral College, despite calling the system a "disaster for a democracy" in 2012. Trump won 35 states to Clinton's 15. There are, after all, 48 other states in this great nation. As it was, Republicans saw no point in maximizing their turnout in red states and Democrats did not focus much on major cities like NY because they were located in states whose outcome was clear.

The Washington Post noted roughly 43 percent of eligible voters, or 100 million people who could have voted, made a decision to sit this election out-meaning the US voter turnout is among the lowest in the developed world.

Meantime, kudos to Clinton and Obama for their gracious statesmanship in accepting the results.

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