By Don C. Reed
With only days remaining in which Hillary Clinton can call for a recount, I want to enlist my name in support of that effort.
I believe Hillary won, and not just by the popular vote, by which she is crushing him: a two million vote lead so far, with more to come.
I do not believe all the polls were wrong—virtually every major poll called for Hillary’s victory, only differing by how much. These are professionals and they all agreed that Hillary was winning.
I think Secretary Clinton won the electoral college as well, and by rights should be President-Elect.
There are numerous reasons why the election results could be inaccurate.
Too few voting sites in counties with lots of Democrats.
But the biggest reason for a reason for a recount is the cross-check technique invented by Kris Kobach, who now is part of President-Elect Trump’s Transition team.
What if votes were not allowed because of a mistake, whether deliberate or accidental?
The Kobach method is to challenge voters with similar names. John J. Carpenter’s name is similar to John P. Carpenter, so—the assumption is made that here is a person voting twice. Middle initial difference is not enough NOTE: the Social Security number is not automatically checked. If it was, the hundreds of thousands of votes challenged by the Kobach method would probably not exist at all.
And here is the trick—because vote tampering is a federal crime, the Kobach method is kept secret—because supposedly all those voters are being tried for a federal crime (they are not) .
As long as the Kobach cross-checking method is allowed, elections can be stolen forever and we will never find out.
We will not be allowed to investigate the rigged results.
Accordingly, it is crucial that there be recounts in every state in which there is even a suggestion of foul play.
America’s electoral system must be clean.
For the sake of future elections, we must know if this one was rigged, or not.
What do we risk? Inconvenience? If the Trump win was clean, he will still move into the White House. But if not…
I hope Madame Secretary Clinton will take a stand for the present and future elections of America.