It is normal that a recount of millions of votes will change the final numbers, and a slightly different count is not necessarily a sign of foul play. Still, there are some very interesting things to look for as recount results are made public.
Forget Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and Jill Stein. This recount isn’t about them, it’s about you. It’s about shedding a little light on a process that is needlessly and absurdly opaque. A Gallup poll released in November shows that 69% of Americans lack confidence in the “honesty of the election.” That’s up 30% from 2009. Read More
The first vote in Wisconsin hasn’t been counted yet, but the winner of the recount is already clear: Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein. There is hardly a scenario in which she doesn’t emerge victorious: – If the recount is conducted and Donald Trump wins, which remains the most likely outcome, then Stein is the Read More
Most Americans have no idea who James Clapper is, which is unfortunate on many levels. First of all, they should know who the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) is. After all, the DNI heads the US intelligence apparatus and is a principal adviser to the president. Secondly, they should really know who this Director of Read More
Journalists get a lot of emails from PR staffers pitching story ideas. More often than not, this is not earth-shattering material but rather a group that wants to get its name in the news or an individual trying to promote a book. Initially, that seemed to be the case on Thursday morning, when the American Read More
Usually, international election observers monitor new and struggling democracies, such as Ukraine. Turns out the “struggling democracy” that needs outside monitors is our own.
We at WhoWhatWhy have long predicted that the mainstream media would turn on Donald Trump – after they were done milking the attention he attracts for every ad dollar and page view. Still, even we did not think that they would do such a thorough job. According to an analysis of the network’s evening newscasts Read More
Donald Trump likes to talk about the crowds at his rallies. He does this with good reason: Trump is drawing a lot more supporters to his events than anybody in this election cycle not named Bernie Sanders. The problem is that Trump’s campaign is pretty much a one-man show. Unfortunately for the GOP nominee, he Read More
Three months ago, WhoWhatWhy wrote a story on how the rest of the world is treating this year’s US election like that of a banana republic. Specifically, we were first to report that the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) is sending hundreds of election observers to the US due to concerns over Read More
At least 23 journalists who dared to challenge Vladimir Putin were murdered since he rose to power. Putin’s big fan Donald Trump verbally assaults journalists every day. And Hillary Clinton has her own ways of dealing with a skeptical press.
The detention facility at Guantanamo Bay was supposed to hold “the worst of the worst,” but intelligence failures have led to low-level combatants being imprisoned there for over a decade.