Democratic Party presidential nominee Hillary Clinton may have publicly conceded the presidency to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump the morning after the November 8 election but behind the scenes she was scheming with an army of operatives to find ways to steal the presidency from Trump.
In public Clinton acted out the part of the gracious, retiring loser–being seen in photos running into supporters as she roamed around her hometown of Chappaqua, New York. But the ‘accepting Hillary’ image was a front that hid the true Hillary who was furiously seeking a way to claw back Trump’s election for herself.
— Westchester Roundup (@WestchesterRU) November 16, 2016
“Hillary Supporter Bumps Into the Clintons Walking in the Woods http://dlvr.it/MgpyZ8 #westchesterCounty”
I am thankful for Hillary sightings!! At a grocery store in Chappaqua ❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/FkrBWxROnN
— All Things Hillary (@AllThingsHill) November 24, 2016
“I am thankful for Hillary sightings!! At a grocery store in Chappaqua ❤️❤️”
— Daily Mail US (@DailyMail) November 24, 2016
“Hillary Clinton takes selfies with fans while Thanksgiving shopping in upstate NY http://dailym.ai/2g8A42z”
Clinton campaign lawyer Marc E. Elias gave the scheme away in an article published Saturday morning at Medium announcing Clinton would join the recount effort in Wisconsin by Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein and that Clinton would join Stein should she also file for recounts in Michigan and Pennsylvania.
Elias wrote that starting the day after the election the Clinton campaign worked to find ways to reverse Trump’s election.
Those efforts continue through the present, Elias wrote, and now include joining the recount efforts by Stein.
…we have quietly taken a number of steps in the last two weeks to rule in or out any possibility of outside interference in the vote tally in these critical battleground states.
First, since the day after the election we have had lawyers and data scientists and analysts combing over the results to spot anomalies that would suggest a hacked result. These have included analysts both from within the campaign and outside, with backgrounds in politics, technology and academia.
Second, we have had numerous meetings and calls with various outside experts to hear their concerns and to discuss and review their data and findings. As a part of this, we have also shared out data and findings with them. Most of those discussions have remained private, while at least one has unfortunately been the subject of leaks.
Third, we have attempted to systematically catalogue and investigate every theory that has been presented to us within our ability to do so.
Fourth, we have examined the laws and practices as they pertain to recounts, contests and audits.
Fifth, and most importantly, we have monitored and staffed the post-election canvasses — where voting machine tapes are compared to poll-books, provisional ballots are resolved, and all of the math is double checked from election night. During that process, we have seen Secretary Clinton’s vote total grow, so that, today, her national popular vote lead now exceeds more than 2 million votes.
In the coming days, we will continue to perform our due diligence and actively follow all further activities that are to occur prior to the certification of any election results…”
Elias admits the campaign could find no evidence to support a challenge to Trump’s victory, but that is not stopping them from joining Stein in trying to overthrow Trump’s presidency before it begins.
“Because we had not uncovered any actionable evidence of hacking or outside attempts to alter the voting technology, we had not planned to exercise this option ourselves, but now that a recount has been initiated in Wisconsin, we intend to participate in order to ensure the process proceeds in a manner that is fair to all sides.”
Meanwhile, Best Actress for faking acceptance of the results of a fair presidential election goes to…
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) November 26, 2016
“Hillary Clinton spotted again in the woods walking trails —via @pantsuitnation”