First and foremost, there is the Wisconsin recount scheduled to begin soon. Despite a clear statement from Marc Elias, many seem to misunderstand the Clinton campaign’s position.
Clearly, Hillary and her campaign have not questioned the election result and are observing the recount process as they as well as Trump’s camp should – especially since he appears to have a problem with the results.
November 27, 2016
“In addition to winning the electoral college in a landslide, I won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally.”
— President-elect Donald Trump, in a tweet, Nov. 27
Angered by demands for a recount in the three states that gave him an electoral college victory, President-elect Donald Trump made a bold but unsubstantiated assertion in a tweet — that “millions of people” voted illegally in the presidential election. He suggested they voted for his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, who now leads in the popular vote by 2.2 million votes, and thus he actually also won the popular vote.
Winning the electoral college is all that counts in the presidential race. But losing the popular vote by such a substantial margin apparently gnaws at Trump. Is there any basis for his claim?
Gotta love Victoria Brownworth’s great graphic with this tweet!
Finally, in post-election mode, Hillary added her latest Twitter follow.
Hillary Clinton’s kept an understandably low profile since losing the election to Donald Trump. Her campaign team will join in recount efforts in every state where a petition is successfully filed by Jill Stein. However, Clinton will likely distance herself from these efforts and maintain her current routine of shying away from the limelight unless someone happens to catch her in dog-walking mode. This provides a nice transition for Clinton’s first post-election follow on Twitter, and those honors go to none other than Snoop Dogg. Writer Stefan Becket nabbed some screenshot evidence.