Tag Archives: 2016 elections

Jill Stein Discusses Recount Campaign Via Facebook: It Looks Like This Was A Hack-Riddled Election [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: Jill Stein took to Facebook Live tonight to address her efforts to get recounts going in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania. “We are standing up for a voting system that we deserve,” she said, “that we can have confidence in, that has integrity and security and that we know is now subject to tampering, malfeasance, hacking, and so on.” ...

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Jill Stein Raises $4.8M Towards Vote Recount

CNN reports: Jill Stein’s bid to seek a vote recount in three key Rust Belt states is gaining steam as pressure builds among liberals to challenge the presidential election results. The Stein campaign said it needed to raise over $2 million by Friday to pay for recounts — a goal it quickly met. The fundraising goal was then upped to ...

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Jill Stein Issues Money Beg For Vote Recount

Business Insider reports: Green Party Presidential candidate Jill Stein is raising money for a recount in several key states following New York magazine’s report that several top computer scientists alerted Hillary Clinton’s campaign they had found possible voter manipulation in several states. In a Facebook post on Wednesday, Stein press director Meleiza Figueroa announced that Stein would be filing a ...

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Hillary’s Popular Vote Lead Passes Two Million

The New York Daily News reports: Hillary Clinton’s lead in the popular vote over President-elect Donald Trump has surpassed 2 million votes. As of Wednesday morning, Clinton had received 64,223,958 votes, while Trump received 62,206,395 votes — a difference of 2,017,563, according to the Cook Political Report. Despite trailing in the popular vote, Trump won the White House with 290 ...

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NORTH CAROLINA: Dems Demand That Pat McCrory Concede As Roy Cooper Names Transition Team

The Charlotte Observer reports: In a coordinated public appeal, Rep. Tricia Cotham Monday joined Democratic lawmakers across the state in calling on Gov. Pat McCrory to concede the gubernatorial election. “I understand it’s hard to lose,” she said outside the Mecklenburg County board of elections. “McCrory needs to be a statesman and do what the voters wanted and concede this ...

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Kanye West Tells Concertgoers: America Is Racist And If I Had Voted It Would Have Been For Trump [VIDEO]

The Verge reports: At a concert in San Jose during his Saint Pablo tour, Kanye West opened up about the 2016 election in typical style. According to videos and tweets from the night, West told fans —in no particular order — that if he’d voted he would have voted for Donald Trump; that Trump’s approach to campaigning was “absolutely genius ...

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NORTH CAROLINA: McCrory Files Election Protests In 11 More Counties Over “Fraudulent” Absentee Ballots

The Raleigh News & Observer reports: Gov. Pat McCrory’s campaign team announced Wednesday evening that election protests are being filed in 11 more counties, further clouding the outcome of a close race in which the Republican governor trails. McCrory, who lags roughly 5,000 votes behind Democratic Attorney General Roy Cooper with some ballots yet to be counted, had already seized ...

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Conway Mocks “Snowflake” Trump Protesters [VIDEO]

Via Mediaite: Kellyanne Conway — the third campaign manager for Donald Trump who took the underdog effort from floundering confusion to the heights of political victory this year — has just about had it with you and your PC safe space childish protests. Conway appeared on Hannity Wednesday night to discuss the wave of anti-Trump sentiment that has arisen in ...

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Anti-Trump Protesters Plan “Tea Party Of The Left” To Primary “DINO” Moderate Democrats Out Of Office

Politico reports: The protests that have roiled American cities since Election Day aren’t going anywhere. But rather than Donald Trump, the first political casualties they claim may be establishment Democrats. Leaders of the groups organizing some of the first outbursts of direct action in response to Trump’s surprise election are making plans to take to the streets through January’s inauguration ...

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Trump Melts Down Over Transition Reports

Here’s what the New York Times is saying: President-elect Donald J. Trump’s transition was in disarray on Tuesday, marked by firings, infighting and revelations that American allies were blindly dialing in to Trump Tower to try to reach the soon-to-be-leader of the free world. One week after Mr. Trump scored an upset victory that took him by surprise, his team ...

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NORTH CAROLINA: Gov. Pat McCrory Files Second Results Challenge, Claims Fraudulent Absentee Voting

Over the weekend, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory filed a challenge to the voting totals in Durham County, alleging “malfeasance” by local officials. Durham County officials today declared that no irregularities were found. Tonight McCrory is challenging a second county’s vote on different grounds. Via press release from his office: A formal protest has been filed with the Bladen County ...

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Newsweek Posts GOP Oppo Research On Bernie Sanders

This article by Newsweek investigative journalist Kurt Eichenwald is full of fury for liberals who sat out the election or voted third party. But in the middle of the piece he drops a few paragraphs on what the GOP had planned for Bernie Sanders had he become the nominee. An excerpt: Here are a few tastes of what was in ...

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Dubya Laments Trump’s Temper Tantrums

CNN reports: Former President George W. Bush lamented the role of “anger” in politics after the grievance-fueled victory of Donald Trump, expressing a worry that the emotional response could unfortunately “drive policy.” Speaking in his hometown of Dallas and for the first time since Trump won a week ago, Bush did not directly critique his successor as a Republican president. ...

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Hillary’s Popular Vote Lead Passes One Million

And somehow there are still many votes yet to be counted: Hillary Clinton’s lead in the popular vote over President-elect Donald Trump has surpassed 1 million, according to Dave Wasserman of the nonpartisan Cook Political Report. As the final vote counts continue to trickle in a week after Election Day, Wasserman’s tally found that Clinton had 61,963,234 votes to Trump’s ...

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REPORT: More Than Half Of Those Arrested In Portland’s Anti-Trump Protest Didn’t Vote For Anyone At All

Idealism always fails. Always. Portland’s NBC affiliate reports: More than half of the anti-Trump protesters arrested in Portland didn’t vote in Oregon, according to state election records. At least sixty-nine demonstrators either didn’t turn in a ballot or weren’t registered to vote in the state. KGW compiled a list of the 112 people arrested by the Portland Police Bureau during ...

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Trump Flip-Flops On The Electoral College

Business Insider reports: President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday dismissed critics who point out that Hillary Clinton will likely win the overall popular vote despite losing the 2016 election. In a series of tweets Tuesday morning, Trump claimed that if the US did not adhere to its Electoral College system, which proportionally divvies out votes to states based on population, the ...

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Megyn Kelly: Donald Trump Tried To Bribe Me

The Hill reports: Fox News host Megyn Kelly says Trump unsuccessfully tried to give her gifts during the presidential campaign in what she called his attempt to influence journalists by “work the refs.” In her book, “Settle for More,” set for release on Tuesday, “The Kelly File” host says Trump even offered a free stay at one of his hotels. ...

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Michael Dukakis: Abolish The Electoral College

Politico reports: Former Democratic presidential nominee Michael Dukakis, who lost to George H.W. Bush in 1988, re-upped his call to abolish the Electoral College after Hillary Clinton’s loss to Donald Trump on Tuesday. “Hillary won this election, and when the votes are all counted, by what will likely be more than a million votes. So how come she isn’t going ...

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John Oliver: Trump Is Like A Magic 8 Ball, Every Time You Shake Him You Get A Different Answer [VIDEO]

Deadline reviews: Oliver ticked off some of his campaign vows, calling it “the To Do list on Satan’s refrigerator.” “Some argue he might not have meant all those things,” the late night host said. “That leaves us with two bad options: Either we just elected a president who didn’t mean a single word he said, or we elected one who ...

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Breitbart Hires French Neo-Nazi National Front Member And Vicious Anti-LGBT Activist Marion Marechal-Le Pen

Marion Marechal-Le Pen today declared that she has been hired by Breitbart CEO and Trump campaign chief Steve Bannon as part of the site’s previously announced expansion into France and Germany. Marion is the granddaughter of the Jean-Marie Le Pen, founder of France’s neo-Nazi National Front Party, and the niece of Marine Le Pen, whose chance of ascending to France’s ...

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