Democrats are rabble-rousing
I’m crazy about Jill Stein and admire her moxie in challenging some election results. As a fringe guerrilla warrior, she has to fight asymmetrically. Good for her (“Trump claims without evidence that ‘millions’ voted illegally for Clinton,” Nov. 28).
That said, the pathetic Democrats are playing a very dangerous game indeed in joining, and ultimately usurping, Dr. Stein’s quixotic challenges. Before the election, establishment Democrats and their apologists among the media righteously howled at every Republican suggestion that the electoral process was corrupted, whether it was Republican efforts to suppress illegal voting or Donald Trump’s vague accusations of the system being rigged.
By supporting and underwriting recount efforts in traditionally blue states, Democrats are giving high legitimacy to every angry and disaffected American who believes the system is fixed. The Democrats can offer no evidence, other than their own petulant refusal to accept the election outcome, that the outcomes in the recount states were somehow tainted.
Woe unto America if the election result is somehow reversed at this late hour. Hillary Clinton would be presiding over an ungovernable tumult — not just pitchforks and torches but ox carts and guillotines. An election reversal is, presumably, extremely unlikely, but establishment Democratic support for these efforts is, arguably, more dangerous and un-American than all of the demagoguery that spewed from Mr. Trump during the campaign. The Democrats should stand down. They lost fair and square.