Jill Stein to visit Wisconsin Thursday, October 27In an earlier post-election post we showed that votes for Jill Stein in two key states, Wisconsin and Michigan, were greater that the margin by which Trump beat Clinton, and in Pennsylvania they would have brought Clinton to within less than 20,000 votes of victory. At that time we speculated that Jill Stein's "JillNotHill" campaign of trashing Clinton and painting Trump as the lesser evil when she clearly had no chance of winning herself, could have easily discouraged that many PA progressives from voting at all.
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Now the final vote tally is in and speculation is no longer needed. When the final count for Philadelphia was tallied, Hillary Clinton gained about 24,000 more votes, bringing her to within 49,543 votes of beating Trump in PA where 49,678 progressive voters opted out of the presidential contest by voting for Jill Stein.
Jill Stein is now officially the Ralph Nader of 2016.— Dave Wasserman (@Redistrict) December 1, 2016
Stein votes/Trump margin:
Jill Stein voters were enough to elect Hillary Clinton all by themselves, no stay-at-home voters were needed. It was Jill Stein voters, who apparently lacked the common sense to choose the lesser of two evils in a binary election, that allowed a less progressive pool of voters to hand state power in the most powerful country on the globe to a white supremacist regime.
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The Independent is reporting:
Now we will have to struggle under much tougher conditions and this is all the more reason why we must learn from our mistakes and not just shine them on as many in the Left are now doing.
Jill Stein 'handed Donald Trump the presidency' by splitting support for Hillary ClintonLabelled 'the Ralph Nader of 2016', after Green Party nominee who split the left-of-centre vote in 2000, helping George W Bush narrowly defeat Al Gore
2 December 2016
The total number of votes for the Green Party has exceeded Donald Trump’s narrow lead over Hillary Clinton in several US states, leading some commentators to suggest Jill Stein handed the Republicancandidate the presidency.
In Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin, Ms Stein got 51,463, 49,678, and 31,006 votes respectively, whereas Mr Trump won by a margin of 10,704, 46,765, and 22,177 in the same states, new figures show.
Most people who voted for Ms Stein would otherwise have been more likely to vote Democrat than Republican, analysts have said, particularly in this election where Mr Trump's denial of climate change and far-right policy proposals were the antithesis of many Green Party values.
Ms Stein has been compared on social media to Ralph Nader, the Green Party candidate who is widely believed to have split the left-of-centre vote in 2000, helping Republican candidate George W Bush narrowly defeat the Democrat candidate Al Gore. More...
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