Joanne pre-NYMHM: 13 Dec 2016

  1. “…it has become clear that 75,000 votes in the counties with highly Democratic populations came back with no vote for President – but with votes for candidates lower down the ballot. This is what is referred to as an ‘undervote’ and is largely attributed to malfunctioning ballot reader machines. In a state that Trump won by 11,000 votes, this large number of undervotes could easily change the outcome of who won here.
    Incredibly, Michigan laws prohibit a recount if there are discrepancies in reconciling the numbers of votes against the poll books. Which is insane, of course. . . . Under pressure from Trump’s extensive and expensive legal team, a federal judge stopped the Michigan recount yesterday.” Why Every American Should Care About Michigan’s Canceled Recount
  2. Electoral College members demand information on Russian election hacking before Donald Trump vote,” Independent.
  3. U.S. Energy Department balks at Trump request for names on climate change,” Reuters: “This feels like the first draft of an eventual political enemies list,” a Department of Energy employee, who asked not to be identified because he feared a reprisal by the Trump transition team, had told Reuters.

[Note from the future: NYMHM grew out of these public posts from Joanne Merriam’s Facebook account. We retain them here in archives to provide a record going back to the beginning of Trump’s presidency.]