Recount

Hypocritical Democrats and the Clinton Campaign Oppose a Recount in North Carolina!

The North Carolina recount is based on a much closer race than in Pennsylvania, but Democrats object.

Here’s a typical news story about the North Carolina recount:

This story leaves out Pat McCrory’s case for a recount even though the vote was far closer than in states that Jilll Stein is contesting.

According to the Washington Free Beacon,

A formal protest was filed shortly after the election when it was revealed that malfunctioning equipment led to unreliable vote counts in Durham County. The McCrory campaign said that 90,000 votes that came from election sites in the county were tabulated from corrupted memory cards. The votes did not show up until late on election night–long after the rest of the votes from the county were already counted–and shifted the race to Cooper.

A state judge said during a hearing on the night of the election that “Durham historically hasn’t figured out how to carry out an election properly.” The county is also under investigation for the handling of votes during primary elections.

Within a week of the election, another formal protest was filed by a local candidate who accused a Democrat-funded political action committee of running “an absentee ballot mill.” A forensic handwriting expert said that hundreds of ballots submitted by the committee appeared to have been completed by a small group of people. Both the ballots and the expert’s analysis were included in the protest.

Further complaints alleging votes by dead people, convicted felons, or people who had already voted were filed in more than half of the state’s 100 counties.

McCrory cited the protests in his letter to the State Board of Elections requesting a recount.

“With serious concerns of potential voter fraud emerging across the state, it is becoming more apparent that a thorough recount is one way the people of North Carolina can have confidence in the results, process, and system,” McCrory wrote.

Last week, the Civitas Institute filed a federal lawsuit over concerns that the State Board of Elections failed to give itself enough time to verify addresses for individuals who registered to vote on Election Day.

“The people who register the normal way get treated one way, and the people who register same-day registration need to be treated the exact same way,” the group’s president said.

So what did Hillary Clinton’s election lawyer say—the same lawyer who has supported recounts in states that Trump won? Marc Elias commented: “Instead of attacking North Carolina voters and undermining our democratic process, Governor McCrory needs to accept his defeat and concede.”

Undermining our democratic process?

Back when Hillary Clinton made that accusation against Donald Trump she expected to win the election. Then, when Trump beat her like a drum, she suddenly reversed herself. Leftists accused Trump of baiting Democrats in order to trick them into acting like hypocrites.

But now Elias is repeating the same accusation again. Challenging election results is to inflict a wound on Democracy. But then why did Elias support Democrats in challenging Trump victories.

The basic rule is that everything that Democrats do is right and everything Republicans do is wrong.

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Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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