The activist base of the Democratic Party is holding out a false hope that the recount efforts headed by Jill Stein will somehow change reality. But Democrats who work in politics know better.
They know this is going nowhere.
The Hill reports:
Annoyed Dems dismiss recount as ‘waste of time’
Democrats are unenthusiastic about the recount effort being mounted by Jill Stein of the Green Party, seeing it as a futile effort that serves only to distract opponents of President-elect Donald Trump’s policy and personnel decisions.
Some Democrats even come close to echoing Trump’s charge that re-tallying votes from the presidential race is just a “scam” being advanced by Stein, who has raised more than $6 million to fund potential recounts in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania, three states critical to the Republican nominee’s win.
“It’s a waste of time and money. It is not going to change anything,” said Democratic strategist Joe Trippi, who served as campaign manager for former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean’s 2004 presidential campaign.
“I think it probably was the Stein people looking for a way to stay relevant, raise some money and take the stink off of them. Instead of everybody screaming, ‘You made Trump happen,’ she is counting the votes to change that whole narrative.”
It’s also about trying to minimize Trump’s win.
A whole new reality is going to sink in for these folks when he’s officially sworn in.