Donald Trump says there were 3 million fraudulent voters in a "rigged" election he lost by more than 2 million popular votes.
But he has no proof.
The solution is obvious: He should fund a 50-state recount.
He could pay for it with a tiny fraction of the windfall profits he may already have made by cashing in on his apparent title upgrade.
Trump is angry that thousands of citizens have sent $5 million in small Bernie-style donations for Jill Stein's recounts in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania. Contributions are still pouring in at https://jillstein.nationbuilder.com/recount.
The Donald is also mad that Hillary Clinton will send lawyers (but no funding) to observe those recounts. Many are still urging her to do more via www.solartopia.org.
But the burden is on Trump.
Of course he's uncomfortable about losing the popular vote by such a large (and growing) margin. And this, of course, does not account for the thousands of black/Hispanic/Asian-American/Muslim and other citizens who were stripped from the voter rolls even though they were legally eligible.
So, Donald, here's a win-win-win:
You've already made millions on the presumption that you will soon be president.
But you've apparently lost the popular vote by a huge margin.
And the city of New York is now paying millions to protect you and your family at Trump Tower. You clearly don't want the downgrade to public housing in DC.
So here's an artful deal:
Take a tiny fraction of those profits to fund the national recount.
If those fraudulent "rigged" votes don't really exist, and you really did lose the popular majority, just call it a day.
Take your short-term profits, concede the presidency to the popular choice, and stay a private citizen at Trump Tower, saving New York taxpayers millions in security costs.
That's a win for Trump Inc., a win for popular democracy, and a win for New York taxpayers.
How about it, Donald. Do we have a deal?
Harvey Wasserman co-wrote THE STRIP & FLIP SELECTION OF 2016 (with Bob Fitrakis), soon to become THE STRIP & FLIP DISASTER OF AMERICA'S STOLEN ELECTIONS: FIVE JIM CROWS & ELECTRONIC ELECTION THEFT at www.freepress.org and www.solartopia.org, where SOLARTOPIA! OUR GREEN-POWERED EARTH currently abides. He is Secretary of Energy in Jill Stein's shadow cabinet.