Trump Is Desperately Tying To Stop The Recounts In Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania

Allies of President-elect Donald Trump are mounting legal efforts to stop the recounts in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania.

Politico reported:
A team of Trump attorneys filed a lawsuit in Pennsylvania late Thursday requesting a dismissal of Green Party nominee Jill Stein’s recount effort, arguing that she lacks a valid claim and merely “alleges speculative illegality.”

On Friday morning, Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette filed a lawsuit to stop the recount there, a move that came hours after Trump attorneys had filed a complaint to block the proceedings.

And soon after, a pro-Trump super PAC filed suit in Wisconsin, insisting Stein’s recount push could “unjustifiably cast doubt upon the legitimacy of President-Elect Donald J. Trump’s victory.”

If the recount is as unimportant as Republicans are claiming it to be, why are they filing lawsuits to stop it? If the recount won’t change the results in the three states, why challenge it? A recount that showed Trump winning would serve to add legitimacy to his presidency. Legitimacy should be a priority as Trump is losing the popular vote to Hillary Clinton by 2.5 million+ and counting.

There has to be a reason why Republicans don’t want the recount. It might be that the recount could flip a state or two to Hillary Clinton, and further weaken the most unpopular major party nominee to win the White House. It may be that the margin is so close in the three states, that Donald Trump could lose the election on a recount. This result is extremely unlikely, but Trump supporters might view this as a risk not worth taking.

No matter what the reason, it’s now clear that Republicans don’t want the recount to move forward, and they are pulling out all the stops to keep the votes in close swing states from being recounted.