As the state of Wisconsin prepares for a recount of the 2016 presidential election results, already 5,000 votes cast for Donald Trump have been subtracted from his lead because they are non-existent. This turn of events has already reduced Trump’s lead by 18 percent even before the official recount process begins.
In addition to the fake votes, at least four more Wisconsin counties have reported that their final vote tallies are higher than the actual number of voters who cast their votes during the election date. This has raised concerns about the integrity of the elections just 17 days after they were conducted. A reversal in the state is a possibility when the recount process ends if more fake votes are uncovered.
Owing to this surprising turn of events and the push for a recount, the Wisconsin Elections Commission stated that it would conduct an official recount of the ballots cast during the November 8, 2016, presidential election. The process will begin after the payment of the necessary fees required, which are still being calculated.
The call for an official recount of votes in key states was initiated by Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein. This was after she was able to raise over five million dollars to pay for the recount process in the states of Wisconsin and Michigan. The Clinton campaign has also expressed interest in supporting the recount process despite Hillary Clinton’s initial claim that she will not call for a recount.
Clinton has since given her support after possible proof of voter fraud was unmasked. This was after a group of independent computer scientists allegedly gave her campaign evidence of possible voter fraud. The University-of-Michigan-based group, claims to have substantial evidence of possible voter fraud in the states of Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. However, the group is yet to release this information to the public.
Electoral officials said that the irregularities were as a result of arithmetic error and not electoral fraud. A position that is supported by the Obama administration, which has reiterated that the 2016 elections results were fair and represented the will and aspirations of the American People. So far, no evidence of hacking has been uncovered.
Despite Hillary Clinton’s win in the popular vote against Donald Trump, she was not able to garner the 270 Electoral College points required to win the election. However, if Clinton can secure wins in the three key states after finding more fake votes, she could win the elections.
However, this is a long shot given the fact that Trump won Pennsylvania by over 70,000 votes, Wisconsin by over 22,000 votes, and Michigan by over 10,000. Still, the 5000 fake votes uncovered even before the official recount proves to be promising for liberals and other Americans concerned with health care reform, gay rights, education, fair taxes, state marijuana laws, poverty, women’s rights, climate change, or media independence.
Donald Trump is not at all pleased with the turn of events even going as far as calling the recount process a scam on November 26, 2016. This is despite the fact that he expressed his concerns about the 2016 election’s integrity before it was held. Trump was famously quoted saying that he would not accept the election results if he felt that the process was unfair. A statement he wishes he could recant today.