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Looks like Clinton's puppet master tried to get her into conceding the night of the election.

Instead of being classy, she didn't have the vagina to go out and concede to Trump and her peeps, instead sending Podesta out to claim there was some injustice and not all the votes were counted.

Obama urged Clinton to concede on election night | TheHill

President Barack Obama called Hillary Clinton to persuade her to concede the White House on election night, according to a forthcoming book on Clinton’s defeat.

Authors Amie Parnes, The Hill's senior White House correspondent, and Jonathan Allen cite three Clintonworld sources familiar with the election-night request in the unreleased book from Crown Publishing.

“You need to concede,” Obama told his former secretary of State as she, her family, and her top aides continued to watch results trickle in from the key Rust Belt states of Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania. The latter state, called after 1:30 a.m. by The Associated Press, was the clear tipping point for the White House race, ensuring Trump would crest over the 270 electoral-vote threshold needed to win.
Clinton ultimately heeded Obama’s advice and called Trump to acknowledge her defeat in the early morning hours Wednesday.

White House officials did not immediately return requests for comment Friday.

Obama’s call left a sour taste in the mouths of some Clinton allies who believe she should have waited longer, and there’s now a fight playing out between the Obama and Clinton camps over whether to support an effort to force the Rust Belt states to recount their votes.

Inside Clinton’s room at the Peninsula Hotel in Manhattan, where aides were on the phone with boiler rooms at the campaign headquarters in Brooklyn and the Clintons’ midtown office, there was still hope as election night stretched on. Their goal was to hold off as long as possible.

Obama’s call changed that.

“There was a lot of discussion about Michigan and Wisconsin and whether the numbers could flip it,” said one of the sources, all of whom spoke on the condition of anonymity. This source said the final numbers were so close that Clinton might not have placed her call to Trump without a push.

“If anybody knew what actually happened that night, no one would have conceded,” the source said.

At the time, campaign Chairman John Podesta, a former Obama White House official, had been dispatched to Clinton’s victory party at the Jacob Javits Center to deliver an anodyne statement leaving the result of the election unaddressed.

Before he returned, Clinton put an end to the debate among her inner circle by asking to talk to Trump.

“Just give me the phone,” she said in frustration. “I’m calling him.”

One of the Clintonworld sources said the campaign apparatus and the Democratic National Committee don’t want to be officially affiliated with the push to re-tabulate votes because of the bad political optics of seeking to overturn the election results. At the same time, some of Clinton’s allies are hopeful that Green Party candidate Jill Stein, who has raised several million dollars to fund recalculations, will be successful.

Stein officially filed a recount request in Wisconsin Friday afternoon, and her campaign has said she hopes to also push through recounts in Michigan and Pennsylvania. The Wisconsin Elections Commission said it has a Dec. 13 deadline to complete the recount of more than 2.9 million votes.

Podesta and Clinton campaign lawyer Marc Elias held a conference call last week with activists who believe it’s possible the outcomes in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania were tampered with, according to New York Magazine.

But Obama allies are dead-set against the multi-state recount effort. Former Obama White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer mocked it on Twitter:

“The amount of Democratic energy and money being wasted on recounts instead of trying to win the Louisiana Senate Race is mind boggling,” he tweeted on Thursday.
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hillary is still salivating the thought of sitting in the White House. I would bet that all the money raised by Jill Stein for recounts in the three states came from her and/or her big money donors. Stein miraculously has raised more money for her recount than she did for her own election. That should tell people something.

I would also say that since hillary did concede that Stein should have no say in asking for a recount since she didn't even get more than 1% of the vote. Democrats are grasping at straws, and for the next 4 to 8 years will claim the election was stolen.
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hillary is still salivating the thought of sitting in the White House. I would bet that all the money raised by Jill Stein for recounts in the three states came from her and/or her big money donors. Stein miraculously has raised more money for her recount than she did for her own election. That should tell people something.
You know, I was going to make a comment, but you were right Mr. Liberty. Stein raised far less than the fundraising for the recount.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United...mpaign_finance

How she got this money though? I could see it your way, but I can also see a lot of people on her and Johnson's side regretting taking a healthy enough sliver of of the progressive and youth vote to help Trump win. They're throwing money at what they think is a last ditch effort to turn this thing around. Probably won't work, but it's their right to try.
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hillary is still salivating the thought of sitting in the White House. I would bet that all the money raised by Jill Stein for recounts in the three states came from her and/or her big money donors. Stein miraculously has raised more money for her recount than she did for her own election. That should tell people something.

I would also say that since hillary did concede that Stein should have no say in asking for a recount since she didn't even get more than 1% of the vote. Democrats are grasping at straws, and for the next 4 to 8 years will claim the election was stolen.
I don't get the Stein thing. What's she hoping for? 2% instead of 1%? and for several million dollars of OPM. Unless, of course, it's not a Stein thing at all.
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You know, I was going to make a comment, but you were right Mr. Liberty. Stein raised far less than the fundraising for the recount.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United...mpaign_finance

How she got this money though? I could see it your way, but I can also see a lot of people on her and Johnson's side regretting taking a healthy enough sliver of of the progressive and youth vote to help Trump win. They're throwing money at what they think is a last ditch effort to turn this thing around. Probably won't work, but it's their right to try.
I kinda feel sorry for the deluded idiot. She is raising money left and right and the majority of it goes to attorney's. I do believe there are big money hillary donors giving her money, or maybe just George soros. Why they would waste their money on something that ain't gonna change is just stupid.

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Just yesterday we noted that Jill Stein was acting on behalf of Hillary Clinton to raise money for recounts in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania. As we noted then, we continue to be astonished by the amount of money flowing into the fundraising campaign and would love to see which of Hillary's mega donors have spent the most on the effort...somehow we suspect this isn't just a "grassroots organizing" effort as Stein described it.

So, in less than 1 day, Jill Stein raised over $3mm, which is more than the $2mm needed to force a recount in Wisconsin. While she attributed the accomplishment to "the power of grassroots organizing," we would tend to be a little more skeptical and would love to see exactly where those donations came from. Then again, maybe we're wrong and there really are just that many disaffected snowflakes out there willing to blow their money on an extreme long shot.

But, today a new mystery has emerged in Stein's fundraising efforts. Apparently, the more money she raises the more expensive the recount effort becomes. Courtesy of the Wayback Machine we have the following snapshots from her fundraising page over the past couple of days:

November 24, 2016 at 3:46AM - In the beginning, Stein figured she needed a total of $2.5mm to fund her recount efforts. That figure included $2.2mm for the actual filing fees and presumably another $0.3mm for legal fees and other costs.

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November 24, 2016 at 1:20PM - Then, just 12 hours later, after the cash just kept flowing in, Stein figured she needed at least another $2mm as her fundraising goal was raised to $4.5mm in total. Of course, the filing fees of $2.2mm didn't change but the "attorney's fees" apparently surged by about 300% and the total costs of the effort skyrocketed to $6-7mm.

JS

November 25, 2016 at 6:11AM - Now, just this morning as Stein approaches $5mm in total donations, her overall fundraising goal has surged once again and now stands at $7mm.

JS

So, with nearly $5mm raised so far, the question is no longer whether recounts will occur in WI, MI and PA but just how much Jill Stein will be able to drain from the pockets of disaffected Hillary supporters to fund her long-shot efforts.

All that said, here is Jill Stein admitting to CNN that she has absolutely no evidence of election hacking....even though she asks that you please keep sending your money anyway.
The Mysterious Case Of Jill Stein's Surging Recount Costs | Zero Hedge


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Al Gore part 2. Keep counting till the Democrat wins. Remember, there is no election fraud unless the Republican wins.

Corrupting electors, using a fringe candidate with 1% of the vote to demand a recount and of course allegations of fraud while are all desperate attempts to deny reality, Trump won. Hillary is going for broke with the prize being a Presidency so compromised by illegitimacy to say nothing of a Republican Congress she'd be lucky to get a post office renamed without a battle.
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Al Gore part 2. Keep counting till the Democrat wins. Remember, there is no election fraud unless the Republican wins.

Corrupting electors, using a fringe candidate with 1% of the vote to demand a recount and of course allegations of fraud while are all desperate attempts to deny reality, Trump won. Hillary is going for broke with the prize being a Presidency so compromised by illegitimacy to say nothing of a Republican Congress she'd be lucky to get a post office renamed without a battle.
She was probably tired and went to bed. After all, she worked hard, prepared and gave dignified speeches and debates. All Donnie did was traipse around the country with his reality road show.
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She was probably tired and went to bed. After all, she worked hard, prepared and gave dignified speeches and debates. All Donnie did was traipse around the country with his reality road show.
Yeah sure, she was tired and went to bed just like she did when she got the bad news about Benghazi being under attack. What a fine endorsement for her as a President.
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Yeah sure, she was tired and went to bed just like she did when she got the bad news about Benghazi being under attack. What a fine endorsement for her as a President.
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She was probably tired and went to bed. After all, she worked hard, prepared and gave dignified speeches and debates. All Donnie did was traipse around the country with his reality road show.
Donny won. Maybe traipsing around the country with a reality road show is a better tactic than going to bed early.

BBBBut, Hillary, who had been preparing for this moment for her entire adult life suddenly decides she is too tired to watch the ending? Don't think so.
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