It masks the fact that millions were in fact DISENFRANCHISED from voting in this election, as shown by Greg Palast's BEST DEMOCRACY MONEY CAN BUY and others.
It's also important to remember that Clinton won the five key swing states of Florida, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin in the exit polls but not the official vote count, a sure sign of electronic manipulation.
And then, Jill Stein and the Greens were throughout abused during the recounts, with no help from the Democrats.
So, this was a fascist stolen election and Trump's screams are a brilliant smokescreen.
JB: Trump being capable of executing such a "brilliant smokescreen" may be a stretch for many voters who view him as irrational and narcissistic, at best. Our readers might not be familiar with the voter suppression that was carried out throughout the country. Ohio, where you and your colleague and co-author, Bob Fitrakis, live, was particularly hard hit. What can you tell us? How does voter suppression happen, especially on such a large scale?
HW: Trump's rantings may or may not have to do with covering up Russian involvement. We don't know if the Russians hacked the electronic voting machines or the poll books. It's possible.
But the real hacking is homegrown. There are 30 GOP Secretaries of State who used the CrossCheck program to strip hundreds of thousands of black, hispanic, Asian-American, Muslim and other non-millionaires from the voter rolls.