Jimmy Carter says a full investigation would show Trump lost in 2016, we are not so sure.

From Politico <read>

Former President Jimmy Carter questioned the legitimacy of Donald Trump’s presidency on Thursday, saying he would likely not be in the White House if the Russians did not interfere in the 2016 presidential election.

“I think a full investigation would show that Trump didn’t actually win the election in 2016. He lost the election, and he was put into office because the Russians interfered on his behalf,”

I am not sure what such an investigation would show. All we know for sure is that there wasn’t a sufficient investigation, before or after the election, thru two administrations. Lots more to investigate in addition to foreign interference.

While its quite possible a though investigation would prove that. There is a lot of question if anything close to enough votes were changed in states that mattered. It might be too late for an investigation to prove anything like that.

More important would have been credible recounts in MI, PA, and WI which were thwarted by election officials and archaic laws intended to protect those same officials. More useful at this point and then would have been a call for investigation and for voter marked paper ballots everywhere.

I am one who believes it is likely that voter suppression small, large, legal and not clearly would have changed the result for Hillary as they would have for Kerry in 2004 and Gore in 2000.

I have the greatest respect for President Carter, especially after his presidency, including his work for election integrity across the Globe. Yet we need actual actions not speculation.


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