Stein’s Green Party campaign said it will file for emergency relief in the Pennsylvania effort in federal court on Monday, “demanding a statewide recount on constitutional grounds.”
Stein plans to announce “the next step” in the presidential recount effort on Monday during a previously scheduled news conference at Trump Tower in New York City.
How to defeat a master of self-promotion like Trump? Start by pointing out that he is the biggest popular vote loser ever to win the Electoral College.
“In addition to winning the Electoral College in a landslide, I won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally,” Trump tweeted
The vehement rejection of Clinton by modestly educated people in rural areas who flocked to Trump and the apathy of registered voters to turn out also raises deep questions.
Trump’s victory, despite having lost the popular vote, will no doubt intensify the debate over the fairness of the Electoral College system – and efforts to eliminate it.
A Reuters/Ipsos poll gave Clinton a 90 percent chance of defeating Trump and said she was on track to win 303 Electoral College votes to Trump’s 235.
So now “Celebrity Candidate 2016” is about to be canceled. What’s more, there’s no audience for repeat broadcasts after everybody knows who won.
Some national polls had the race tightening though others had Clinton maintaining her solid lead. But the Reuters/Ipsos project illustrates that the broader picture remains bleak for Trump with 17 days to go.
Donald Trump once bragged about turning New York and California red. Then he promised to strike a path to victory through the Rust Belt.
Now, unless something drastically changes in the next few weeks, he will struggle to invalidate the results of a landslide worse than the one suffered by Mitt Romney — the man Trump once maligned as a “choker.”