Computer scientists and voting rights attorneys state that vote results in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania may have been manipulated, and suggest that Hillary Clinton should call for a recount in these states. Their evidence doesn't relate to Interstate Crosscheck or other notorious methods of suppressing the black vote, but to the machines themselves, as Wisconsin counties using electronic voting machines seem to give Mrs. Clinton rather fewer votes than counties using optical-scan machines or paper ballots -- and that alone could have denied her Wisconsin's 10 electoral votes. Of course, the deadline for requesting a recount in Wisconsin is today, while Pennsylvania's deadline is Monday and Michigan's is Wednesday; Green Party Presidential candidate Jill Stein has already requested a recount in all three states, though (despite impressive early fundraising) she might run out of money before we find anything out.
The Southern Poverty Law Center has now tabulated over 700 incidents of racist harassment and terrorism since Mr. Trump's election. This is a phenomenon you'd usually see after an incident like the Oklahoma City bombing or the 9.11 attacks, not a Presidential election where the racists' guy actually won! At least one commenter (don't bother looking for it, lest you get caught in a swamp of trolls) reminded us, days ago, that a lot of folks committing these crimes of harassment and intimidation don't actually do it to people's faces, though they no doubt think of themselves as courageous people. Odd, that.
Two legal analysts assert that any proposed "Muslim registry" would be unconstitutional. You probably already knew that it violated the First Amendment (as it burdens "free exercise of religion") as well as the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments (guaranteeing equal protection under the law), but you may not know that people generally don't cite the infamous Korematsu v. United States decision OKing Japanese internment because, well, nobody likes it -- even the late Justice Scalia compared it to Dred Scott. Of course, in this, as in so many other matters, the Trump people like to be bold. (Restarting the program registering folks from particular countries which just-so-happen to be heavily Muslim probably won't pass Constitutional muster, either -- especially now that Mr. Trump's "animus" toward Muslims is fairly well-documented.)
Some potentially good news comes out of Standing Rock, namely that police will might be waning there. It costs money to mount a state-sanctioned counterprotest like this, and money doesn't exactly grow on trees up in North Dakota, and the Damascus moment suffered by one Montana sheriff -- "I just don’t understand where we separated from the public. It really breaks my heart" -- might well be as-yet-unvoiced by other law enforcement personnel. Don't worry, though: once he's President, Donald Trump will send in the Army to mow the Standing Rock protestors down. And that'll show people who want clean water!
Finally, Lindy West at The Guardian just comes out and says it: "White nationalists? Alt-right? If you see a Nazi, say Nazi." Yeah, seriously -- don't let these PC knuckle-draggers recast themselves as sensitive people with complex and serious ideas who just "want their own identity politics." I'll admit, though, that I always thought "white nationalist" was basically synonymous with "racist."