President-elect #Donald Trump, whose own Vice-President-elect, Mike Pence, was booed by a Broadway audience and told off by the cast of 'Hamilton' at a recent performance, is now alleging that Green Party Presidential candidate #Jill Stein's vote recount effort in three crucial states is nothing but a "scam." Stein waged her recount effort after reports of voter irregularities and discrepancies surfaced, especially in Michigan, where #Hillary Clinton lost to Trump by only about 10,000 votes. The other two states in which Stein is waging a recount effort are Wisconsin and Pennsylvania.
Economic base of each contested state
Michigan is the home of the core of what is left of America's auto industry in Detroit and Deerborn. Pennsylvania is the epicenter of America's remaining coal industry in the northeastern sector of the state. Wisconsin, which was America's number one dairy state until being recently surpassed by California, primarily is an agricultural and biotechnology state.
How Clinton could win the Electoral vote
Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by over two million votes. However, the electoral college, not the popular vote, is how the President is elected. A candidate needs 270 electoral votes to be elected President. In the 2016 general election, Donald Trump finished with 306 electoral votes and Clinton finished with 232 electoral votes, a difference of 74 votes between the two main contenders. The three states and their respective electoral votes are as follows: Michigan 16 electoral votes, Wisconsin 10 electoral votes and Pennsylvania, 20 electoral votes. If the voter recount were to come out in Clinton's favor in all three states, that would give her an additional 56 electoral votes or 288 electoral votes. It would give Trump 56 less electoral votes, or a total of 250 electoral votes. In this scenario, Clinton would win the Electoral College votes and the presidency. If the voter recount were to come out in Trump's favor in any one of the three states in question, he would win because Clinton would not get the 38 votes she needs to make it to the magic 270 electoral vote mark.
A real longshot
Admittedly, it is a longshot, but conceivably Clinton could win the recount in all three states and end up winning the electoral vote count, the additional 56 votes and the presidency. It is highly unlikely, but definitely is the reason that Clinton has joined forces with Stein in the voter recount effort.
The Electoral College Actually votes
The Electoral College will vote in each of the respective states on December 19, 2016. The electors, who are selected at the state conventions of each respective political party, will have committed themselves to vote for the candidates who will have received the majority of the popular votes in their respective states. In the event that an elector does not vote in accordance with the results of the popular vote in their state, he/she can be fined up to $1,000.00. The vote of the Electoral College is final, unless it ends in a tie, in which case the election is decided by the House of Representatives, which has never happened in our history. It goes without saying that the results of the recount in all three states will have to have been submitted and finalized prior to the Electoral College vote on December 19.
Trump's relations with teachers
Meanwhile, Trump is being challenged by San Francisco teachers who have come up with lesson plans for usage in the classroom. The lesson plans prepare teachers to instruct some of the most diverse students in America how to cope with a president who has promised to deport them and/or their parents and to deprive them of the same economic and educational opportunities enjoyed by other Americans.