U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper, R-Miss., told a media gathering Monday that attempts by Hillary Clinton’s campaign and Green Party candidate Jill Stein to get recounts in several swing states won by President-elect Donald Trump was an attempt to delegitimize the election results.
The Clinton and Stein campaigns are asking for recounts in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania, all states won by Trump. Stein is suing in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania after the states refused to order hand recounts.
“It’s pretty obvious what the intent of the Democratic Party is,” Harper said. “That is to portray this as an illegitimate outcome of an election. The intent is to generate a story, by the Democrats, ‘gosh, he didn’t get the popular vote, he didn’t get the electoral college vote in time, so it’ll go to the House of Representatives where he’ll be the president, but not really.’”
“We’re beginning to see what will be a four-year effort to try to reduce his effectiveness.”