If we examine the vote totals in three key states, we can see that HRC lost to Trump by a total electoral vote of 74 votes.
The breakdown is as follows:
So, roughly 80.000 votes made the difference between victory and defeat for Hillary v. Trump. Had Stein’s votes gone to Hillary in Michigan, she would have won that state. The same is true of Wisconsin. If Stein’s 30,934 votes had gone to Hillary, she would have won that state. In Pennsylvania, had Stein’s votes gone to Hillary, HRC still would have lost to Trump by 18,383 votes.
Had Hillary won Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania, she would have ended up with 268 electoral votes to Trump’s 260 electoral votes.
Of that 80,000 vote margin in favor of Trump, Stein received 82,397 in Michigan and Wisconsin. Thus, for her own ego and satisfaction, she played a role (not the decisive role) in Hillary’s defeat and enabled a long shot like Trump to win the presidency. She was this election’s Ralph Nader, spoiling it for the Democrat and handing it over to a Republican. Like Bush v. Gore, this election was lost by the winner of the popular vote.
This may be the reason she made a feeble attempt to carry on her fight for recounts in those states. Maybe, she felt guilty for what she has caused. She will go down in history in a select group of spoilers such as Ralph Nader.
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