After peddling the now debunked conspiracy theory that so called voting experts found irregularities in voting patterns in key swing states, a CNN opinion writer is finally telling Hillary supporters they better not get their hopes up.
In addition, as we previously reported, the Obama White House itself has poured cold water on the pro-Trump hacker conspiracy theory stating ‘We believe our elections were free and fair from a cybersecurity perspective.”
Joshua Douglas of CNN writes
Now that Clinton’s campaign has said it will participate in the recount efforts, those supporters’ hopes have been lifted even higher. To put the matter bluntly: They should give up that hope.There is essentially zero chance that the recounts in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania will change Trump’s lead, which number in the thousands, not hundreds, in all three states. Trump is winning Wisconsin by a little more than 27,000 votes; his lead in Michigan sits at around 11,000; and his lead in Pennsylvania is insurmountable at over 68,000.This is not Florida 2000. On Election Night in 2000, George W. Bush held a 1,784 vote lead over Al Gore in Florida’s election for president, representing just 0.031 percent of the 5.8 million votes cast in the state. After a recount — which the US Supreme Court halted by a 5-4 vote — Bush ultimately won Florida by 537 votes, securing the presidency. Yet even if the Court had allowed the recount to proceed, the margin would not have swung by much.