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LOL: Hillary Campaign Looking for Volunteers for Recount Effort Scam

Hillary Clinton’s failed presidential campaign is looking for volunteers to help with another effort that is virtually guaranteed to crash and burn. The Democratic candidate who has already conceded the presidency to Donald Trump has put that word out her campaign needs some volunteers to help with the recounts forced by the Green Party’s Jill Stein.

The Hill, which first highlighted the new volunteer effort, notes that the request to help with the Michigan and Wisconsin recounts are posted on

“Help with the Michigan recount. Let us know if you want to get involved,” the campaign announces, with no explanation of what such help would actually entail.

As the Daily Wire explained when Stein began beating the drum to force the recounts, the effort isn’t just dead on arrival, it’s a scam designed to give Stein—who was almost invisible in 2016 and only managed to garner 1 percent of the vote—some time in the limelight and, most likely, raise some much-needed cash for her party.

As for Clinton joining Stein on something her own campaign has called a waste of time, the hypocrisy of the move has not gone unnoticed by many, even liberal outlets like MSNBC blasting Hillary for doing the very thing she just weeks ago condemned Trump for suggesting he might do. Here is Clinton calling Trump’s statement that he would keep his options open as far as challenging the election results a “threat to democracy“:


“Failure to accept the election results is a direct threat to our democracy”

“Peaceful transfer of power is a must”

— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) November 27, 2016

Trump currently leads Clinton by around 11,000 votes in Michigan, 22,500 votes in Wisconsin, and 68,000 votes in Pennsylvania. Clinton must flip all three states to win. Thus, to have a chance to succeed, Clinton needs over 100,000 votes deemed fraudulent or miscounted. Past recount efforts haven’t gotten anywhere close to such an outcome. For example in the Bush-Gore recounts in Florida in 2004, only 1,247 votes were ultimately deducted from Bush’s tally.

H/T The Hill