It’s no secret that Green Party candidate Jill Stein recently launched a massively embarrassing and anti-Republic effort to challenge the election results in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania. Embarrassing because she never had a chance to begin with and it exposed her as trying to a) Help Hillary Clinton, or b) raise millions of dollars for her own future political interests.
Anti-Republic because her challenge defies the core foundation of the challenge system as it was designed. The system is in place to provide a check and balance on close results for a candidate who can prove he or she might have actually won. We all know Stein couldn’t win, even if some votes were overturned. We also know the likelihood of that many votes being flipped in a recount was about as likely as Iran suddenly having respect for Israel.
Ain’t gonna happen.
So Stein took advantage of the check and balance system and yes, it had many concerned for what it could result in. For example, because the national electors in the electoral college have to meet and vote by December 19th, a challenge in all three states could mean neither candidate can reach 270 votes while the challenge unfolded beyond December 19th.
This would have kicked the vote to the Congress, a move that would likely still result in Trump winning, but a win engulfed in chaos.
Fortunately, this isn’t going to happen. Let not your heart be troubled.
The chances of such chaos are now zero. This because Jill Stein missed the deadline in Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania’s 20 electoral votes will go to Trump whether Stein likes it or not. And those 20 votes are enough to get Trump to the needed 270 minimum, even without Wisconsin or Michigan.
Trump will be the next President of the United States of America.