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Philly Inquirer: Don't Let Trump's 'Outbursts' Stop Recount

Philly Inquirer: Don't Let Trump's 'Outbursts' Stop Recount

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By    |   Tuesday, 29 November 2016 02:09 PM

An election recount is good for the nation and Donald Trump should welcome it if he wants to appear presidential, The Philadelphia Inquirer says.

"Inquiries into election results in Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin probably won't change the outcome of the race … Trump's victory margins seem too wide for [Hillary] Clinton to overcome," the newspaper’s editorial board wrote in an editorial published Tuesday.

But results should be examined for the public's benefit, not the candidates. Recounts can focus light on long-known problems with the system . . . But predictably, Trump's not helping.

"His reflexive prevarications and threats over probes are anything but presidential, showing more concern for self-validation than improving the government for the people."

The Inquirer adds that "irrational outbursts by Trump and his surrogates should not distract the public from pursuing its interest in clean elections.

"If voting is undermined by sloppy election boards, bad equipment, or fraud, there is no hope, even less participation, and ultimately, no democracy. Finding and fixing flaws in a democratic system that guarantees most people meaningful expression is a noble cause and should be welcomed by Trump, if he really wants to be presidential."

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