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Friday, December 2, 2016

Free and fair elections

After the election ended, I (like many others) had questions about the results. If it's a free and fair, so be it, the Donald won.  But there was enough doubt to question the integrity of the results. Could there have been fraud?  Could someone have hacked the election? There's basically one way to find out. 

When Jill Stein announced her intention to fund a recount, I was onboard. Now let me be clear on this point: I am not supporting the recount in the hopes the other candidate won. I am assuming that everything will remain as it is, however unfortunate that is. 

(Though, to be fair, I wouldn't be saddened by a change in the result)

I am supporting the recount as a means to ensure that our elections are fair. That we can breathe a sigh of relief when next we go to the polls. 

So why does the Donald not want that?  It casts MORE supicion on the results. And him adding bullshit like his tweet that there was fraud in the popular vote is just incredibly petty and stupid. Sure.  There's fraud not in your favor, and you won anyway. Wow. What a sore winner. 

How about you just humbly support the effort, but make a statement that you won anyway, and you'll have people oversee the recount to be sure it's handled right. 

All we want is fair elections. Period. Maybe your guy won fair and square. Great. Bully for you. But to simply say that the result has to be right simply because he won, well, that takes some balls. Imagine if the other candidate won. I can't imagine you'd take it lying down. Has to be fraud!  

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