Clinton Compiles Huge Popular Vote Victory As Experts Urge Audit of Vote in Crucial Swing States
The American people chose Hillary Clinton as their President. In a few weeks, the electoral college will choose Donald Trump as President. Hillary Clinton is winning the popular vote by a large margin, currently up by 1.7 million votes. When all is said and done, she is expected to win by 2.5-3.0 million votes. Al Gore, comparatively, won the popular vote by 400,000 votes. The electoral college is an obsolete and archaic system that was invented before all major forms of technology and modernity. It diminishes democracy and creates a hierarchy of voter importance. Yet again the American people have chosen one candidate and gotten another.
Additionally, election experts and computer scientists are questioning the validity of the vote in several key swing states, going so far as to implore the Clinton campaign to request an audit of the vote in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania. Statistical anomalies and voting irregularities have led prominent experts to skepticism on the vote total. For example, there is verifiable proof of statistical impossibilities in Wisconsin; one county had thousands more votes recorded than total ballots. In Pennsylvania statistical improbabilities have been found in counties that used electronic voter machines, ones that could be hacked. The Center for Computer Security and Society at the University of Michigan is earnestly attempting to convince the Clinton campaign to challenge the results.
While proof of hacking or voter manipulation has not been found yet, there is legitimate cause for inquiry. These aren't fringe conspiracy theorists off the internet, these are election lawyers and computer scientists sounding the alarm. The margin of victory for Trump in Wisconsin is 27,000 voters. Adding to the intrigue is the fact that the Russians successfully breached 4 state voter registration systems, and attempted to hack half of the states' systems. And this is just what the FBI knows for sure. Without a doubt, Clinton has amassed a sizable lead in the popular vote and in a halfway decent democracy she would be the President. The electoral college is a broken and out-dated system that disproportionately favors rural voters. And now there appears to be questions swirling in relation to election fraud. This is certainly unprecedented. The deadline to challenge and audit the results is tomorrow. At the very least an audit would assure that our election system has not been compromised. We shall see what happens in the coming days.
-Adam Mantine 11/22/2016