What do you think: will the vote recount efforts change the election? – 2017

What do you think: will the vote recount efforts change the election?
asked by Yahoo Answers Team


The vote recount will most likely result in no changed outcome. Jill Stein and the Clinton campaign have acknowledged this astronomical outcome themselves. Remember that Clinton has to win all THREE states for the election to flip to the democratic candidate. The closest an election was handed to the other candidate due to a recount was in 2000 when Bush won Florida by about 1.2k votes. Florida recounted as their law stated. The supreme court then stopped the count to give Florida to Bush with a 537 vote gap. I believe Bush would have still won Florida even if there was no halt in the recount in 2000 though I understand this is still highly debated. This turned out into a 0.0092 percentage gap. Michigan’s gap, while still VERY close, is still much higher at 0.23% with a difference of almost 11k votes. Notice this is nearly ten times the difference. Pennsylvania’s gap is over 1% with nearly 70k votes (yeah as if a turnaround in Michigan is hard enough). The odds of any change, given these statistics, make it just about safe to say that the election certainly won’t be turned around for Clinton. I’d be less surprised if I won the jackpot in the lottery ten times in a row than I would be if Clinton won Michigan alone.

The vote recount will most likely result in no changed outcome. Jill Stein and the Clinton campaign have acknowledged this astronomical outcome themselves. Remember that Clinton has to win all THREE states for the election to flip to the democratic candidate. The closest an election was handed to the other candidate due to a recount was in 2000 when Bush won Florida by about 1.2k votes. Florida recounted as their law stated. The supreme court then stopped the count to give Florida to Bush with a 537 vote gap. I believe Bush would have still won Florida even if there was no halt in the recount in 2000 though I understand this is still highly debated. This turned out into a 0.0092 percentage gap. Michigan’s gap, while still VERY close, is still much higher at 0.23% with a difference of almost 11k votes. Notice this is nearly ten times the difference. Pennsylvania’s gap is over 1% with nearly 70k votes (yeah as if a turnaround in Michigan is hard enough). The odds of any change, given these statistics, make it just about safe to say that the election certainly won’t be turned around for Clinton. I’d be less surprised if I won the jackpot in the lottery ten times in a row than I would be if Clinton won Michigan alone.


No, I don’t think this will change the outcome at all, but what it might do is shed some light on some of the problems with our elections if it does anything at all. We are still using very outdated technology for our elections and the recount has already shown some discrepancies already. But for the most part I think this is just a publicity stunt and an attempt to put money in the Green Party bank account for the next election cycle. I voted for Jill Stein, but I think the recount is just a waste of time and money to be honest. Jill came in 4th place – she doesn’t even have a chance, and Hillary lost to Trump – period – even if people don’t like it – they need to accept the outcome.

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