An Open Letter to Hillary Clinton-Recount
An open letter to Hillary Clinton and her followers:
I am proud of you. I'm proud for the campaign you ran and the integrity you showed in defeat. I'm proud of the way you handled the smears and the innuendo. I'm proud to be with you. I say that to ask you to remember history.
In 2000, we had a similar election with two similar characters. George W. Bush who was wholly unqualified lost the popular vote by 540,000 votes and won the electoral college by five votes. What followed was eight years of war and economic chaos.
At the time Al Gore quoted Senator Stephen Douglas who had just been defeated for the presidency by Lincoln by saying, "Partisan feelings must yield to patriotism. I'm with you Mr. President. God Bless you." His fight was ended by the Supreme Court. What the country suffered was much more difficult to get over. That's why I'm asking you to fight.
This election is about more than different ideologies. It is about the soul of America and it is not over. Donald Trump's policies will be catastrophic for the country. His alignment with the alt-right will set us back 50 years in racial, women, and Gay and Lesbian issues. His rhetoric will make us a danger or a joke on the world stage.
You won the popular vote by more than 2 million votes. Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Michigan NEED to be recounted. Florida is suspect because of your early voting lead. We need you to fight. If you lose, so be it. True patriotism is loving your country enough to sacrifice for what is right.
The recent elections show that we are a divided nation. Recounts can't divide us any further. However, four years of a Trump presidency, with two of those being Republican controlled could shake us to our foundation. You were given a mandate by the people who supported you to fight until the end.
There is nothing normal about this presidential cycle. Trump will continue to call you names. He will continue to bluster. His followers might even get violent. It doesn't matter. All that matters is that we fight the abnormal set of circumstances surrounding this election.
If you lose, as your followers, we will continue to fight Trump. We will turn out the vote in 2-years. We will win control of the Senate or House or both. We will protest every decision the excludes any American from living the dream. We are asking to to start the battle. We are with you!
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