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Friday, December 2, 2016

@DrJillStein now officially 'the Ralph Nader of 2016'

Although Democrat Hillary Clinton beat white nationalist Donald Trump by several million popular votes, the weird geometry of the slavery-compromised electoral college made Trump the new president. The electoral college math meant that less than 80,000 votes spread between three states made the difference between Hillary Clinton winning and what happened. Those three states are Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania. Those are the same three states Green Party ex-candidate Jill Stein is now fundraising for a recount in, and they are the same three battleground states that then candidate Jill Stein campaigned hard against Hillary Clinton in.
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In an earlier post-election post we showed that votes for Jill Stein in two key states, Wisconsin and Michigan, were greater that the margin by which Trump beat Clinton, and in Pennsylvania they would have brought Clinton to within less than 20,000 votes of victory. At that time we speculated that Jill Stein's "JillNotHill" campaign of trashing Clinton and painting Trump as the lesser evil when she clearly had no chance of winning herself, could have easily discouraged that many PA progressives from voting at all.

Now the final vote tally is in and speculation is no longer needed. When the final count for Philadelphia was tallied, Hillary Clinton gained about 24,000 more votes, bringing her to within 49,543 votes of beating Trump in PA where 49,678 progressive voters opted out of the presidential contest by voting for Jill Stein.
This story has been on Tweeter for days but Linux Beach waited until the results were posted on the PA Department of State website this morning before declaring that what we warned about for months, that Donald Trump can only win if Jill Stein stays in has been proven by these results.

Jill Stein voters were enough to elect Hillary Clinton all by themselves, no stay-at-home voters were needed. It was Jill Stein voters, who apparently lacked the common sense to choose the lesser of two evils in a binary election, that allowed a less progressive pool of voters to hand state power in the most powerful country on the globe to a white supremacist regime.

This data is from Politico [updated 22 Nov. 2016 - PA updated 2 Dec from http://www.electionreturns.pa.gov/ ] :

Candidate Count % Michigan [16] Wisconsin [10] Pennsylvania [20]
Donald Trump 61,201,031 47% 2,279,805 1,409,467 2,955,671
Hillary Clinton 62,523,126 48% 2,268,193 1,382,210 2,906,128
Difference 11,612 27,257 49,543
Jill Stein 802,119 0.7% 50,700 30,980 49,678

The Independent is reporting:
Jill Stein 'handed Donald Trump the presidency' by splitting support for Hillary Clinton
Labelled 'the Ralph Nader of 2016', after Green Party nominee who split the left-of-centre vote in 2000, helping George W Bush narrowly defeat Al Gore

Charlotte England
2 December 2016
The total number of votes for the Green Party has exceeded Donald Trump’s narrow lead over Hillary Clinton in several US states, leading some commentators to suggest Jill Stein handed the Republicancandidate the presidency.

In Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin, Ms Stein got 51,463, 49,678, and 31,006 votes respectively, whereas Mr Trump won by a margin of 10,704, 46,765, and 22,177 in the same states, new figures show.

Most people who voted for Ms Stein would otherwise have been more likely to vote Democrat than Republican, analysts have said, particularly in this election where Mr Trump's denial of climate change and far-right policy proposals were the antithesis of many Green Party values.

Ms Stein has been compared on social media to Ralph Nader, the Green Party candidate who is widely believed to have split the left-of-centre vote in 2000, helping Republican candidate George W Bush narrowly defeat the Democrat candidate Al Gore. More...
Now we will have to struggle under much tougher conditions and this is all the more reason why we must learn from our mistakes and not just shine them on as many in the Left are now doing.

My other recent posts relating to this unique election cycle:
Where #NoDAPL covers for mass murder
Did Wikileaks call this election 10 years ago?
Did @DemocracyNow help elect President Trump?
Did the Green Party's @DrJillStein help Trump win?
How Green Party's Jill Stein tells two lies at once
Donald Trump wants to be the Last US President
Trump/Stein -- Stronger Together
Will Wikileaks "salt" the Clinton-Podesta emails before the election?
Trump Super Predator behavior is Workplace Sexual Harassment writ large
Is US Green Party's Jill Stein a holocaust denier?
Jill Stein now claiming Donald Trump is less of two evils
Did Dishonest Jill Stein change her Syria statement on the sly?
Republican support for Green Party @DrJillStein is emerging
Why "Jill not Hill" is a pro-Trump slogan
Donald Trump can only win if Jill Stein stays in
Does Donald Trump's secret plan to defeat ISIS involve using nukes?
Why doesn't "What's the Triad?" trump "What is Aleppo?"
Green Party Jill Stein's campaign in context
What should the Green Party do?
Greens could give White House to Trump as poll numbers even
Why Green Party's Jill Stein should drop her presidential bid
Amy Goodman should address this extremely important statement by her guest
How Jill Stein Tweets for Trump
HuffPost item shows how @JillStein campaign whitewashes @realDonaldTrump
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