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Trump’s $3 million Wisconsin recount finishes and backfires in embarrassing fashion

Trump’s $3 million Wisconsin recount finishes and backfires in embarrassing fashion

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It has truly been remarkable to watch the bumbling incompetence and laughable laziness with which Rudy Giuliani and the rest of the Trump team have been going about their efforts to somehow reverse the results of the 2020 election and steal a win for the Donald.

After being laughed out of dozens of courtrooms and hair dye-streaked bizarro press conferences, the soon-to-be-ex-president was dealt yet another blow late on Friday night when a recount of a key Wisconsin county was completed, only to give Joe Biden even more vote than he had before!

The Guardian reports that “after the recount in Milwaukee county, Biden made a net gain of 132 votes, out of nearly 460,000 cast. Overall, the Democrat gained 257 votes to Trump’s 125.”

 Milwaukee’s county clerk, George Christenson, made sure to rub it in the face of Trump and his allies, who have spent every hour since the election howling about baseless allegations of voter fraud. “The recount demonstrates what we already know: that elections in Milwaukee county are fair, transparent, accurate and secure,” said Christenson in a statement following the conclusion of the recount.

To add insult to injury, the Trump team had to shell out three million dollars for a recount that only increased Biden’s margin of victory.

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The hits keep coming for the nation’s worst legal team, who were dealt yet another brutal defeat yesterday by a Trump-appointed appeals court judge after failing to provide any evidence for their case. On top of that, they are now facing a lawsuit from venture capitalist ghoul Fred Eshelman, who was dumb enough to contribute nearly $2.5 million in donations and is now furious after seeing all the nothing that his money has bought.

He claims that pro-Trump nonprofit group “True To The Vote” promised to be transparent about how they used his money in their efforts to expose the imaginary voter fraud that took place in the 2020 election but — in a twist that literally everybody could see coming — only got “vague responses, platitudes and empty promises of follow-up.”

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Despite the non-stop barrage of humiliations and setbacks, the pain pig Trumpers have shown no sign of putting an end to this elaborate performance of idiot kabuki and conceding that Joe Biden won the election fair and square. It’s obvious at this point that the only point to any of this is to build a foundation for their delusional narrative that the election was stolen and keep Donald Trump from ever having to admit that he lost, even if the price is what little remains of the integrity of our already wildly undemocratic elections (see mandering, gerry).

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But at least we can relish the opportunity to watch Donald Trump and his henchmen own themselves over and over and over again. We’ve definitely earned a little schaedenfreude.

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Colin Taylor
Opinion columnist and former editor-in-chief of Occupy Democrats. He graduated from Bennington College with a Bachelor's degree in history and political science. He now focuses on advancing the cause of social justice and equality in America.

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