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The Resistance to Donald Trump's agenda isn't about overthrowing a president, no matter what the right-wing says. Still, computer scientists have everyone talking. They claim to have found reason to suspect results were manipulated in three states. Not everyone agrees with that assessment, which was first reported on by New York. But Vox says it is at least worth looking into. The Clinton campaign has yet to respond publicly. Instead it's Jill Stein, the presidential candidate for the Green Party, who has already filed for a recount in three states: Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania.

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So what's happening in The Resistance this week?

DAY 11: Cast of Hamilton Addresses Anti-LGBT Vice President-elect Mike Pence at the Show
(And president-elect Donald J. Trump wasn't happy about it.)

* The cast of Hamilton delivered a special message on stage for Pence. "We, sir, are the diverse America who are alarmed and anxious that your new administration will not protect us -- our planet, our children, our parents -- or defend us and uphold our inalienable rights, sir," said actor Brandon Victor Dixon, speaking for the case. (The New York Times)

* "What will you do when they start rounding us up?" asks Jose Antonio Vargas, the out undocumented filmmaker and Pulitzer-prize winning journalist. (The New York Times)

* George Takei says the terror of Japanese internment camps is "seared into my memory." Takei responded to news that Trump surrogates claimed internment camps could serve as a precedent for Trump's immigration policy. (Los Angeles Times)

DAY 12: After a Park in Brooklyn is Vandalized With Swastikas, the Community Organizes a Peaceful Rally
("Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, and Staten," rapped Adam Horovitz. "From the Battery to the top of Manhattan / Asian, Middle Eastern, and Latin / Black, white -- New York, you make it happen.")

* Activists on the left are organizing in opposition to Trump using his message of a "rigged system." "The government's supposed to fear us, not the other way around," says a Portland, Ore., activist. (The Guardian)

* A park in Brooklyn named after Adam Yauch, a.k.a. MCA, a member of the Beastie Boys, was vandalized with swastikas and pro-Trump graffiti. Adam Horovitz, a.k.a. Ad-Rock, another member of the group, spoke out against hate at a peaceful rally at the park. Hundreds attended.(The New York Times)

* California Democrats are strategizing on how to counter Trump's bigoted plans for the country. "We will rise to the occasion because there is no one else," said Democratic activist Tom Steyer. (Los Angeles Times)

DAY 13: Have You Donated to Your Favorite Nonprofit Yet?
(Support, support, support!)

* Tina Rosenberg, a former editorial writer for The New York Times, gives tips on how to protest. "Plan, plan, plan," and "use humor" are two of the many strategies she suggests.(The New York Times)

* After Trump's election, voters are rushing to "rage donate" to nonprofits such as Planned Parenthood, the American Civil Liberties Union, and the Southern Poverty Law Center. (The Boston Globe)

* Gays Against Guns gathered at Trump Tower in New York to protest Steve Bannon's appointment as the president-elect's top strategist.(Flickr)

DAY 14: Computer Science Experts Are Urging Hillary Clinton to Contest the Election Results
(The team of scientists claim they found proof that results in three states may have been hacked.)

* Masha Gessen, the out Russian journalist, writes about why protest is important. "Protest is a powerful antidote to helplessness and confusion," she writes. (Literary Hub)

* Computer scientists lobbied the Clinton campaign, asking officials to demand a recount because experts claim to have found discrepancies that could reveal that results were manipulated by foreign hackers. (New York)

* House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi lays out her priorities for aggressive opposition to the Trump administration. (Los Angeles Times)

DAY 15: It's Not Over Until the Audit Sings
(Or at least Jill Stein is going to try her best to get the election results audited in three states and make sure that foreign hackers didn't rig the election for Trump.)

* John Waters went on the The Late Show With Stephen Colbert to say that Mike Pence got what he deserved at Hamilton. "He better be careful if he goes back to Broadway," Waters told Colbert. (Jezebel)

* Trump's vice president-elect is known for his strong anti-LGBT views. Pence supports conversion therapy for LGBT people. In New York, one lawmaker has proposed "PENCE," a bill banning such therapy. (NBC News)

* Jill Stein, the presidential candidate for The Green Party, filed for a recount in the three states that computer science experts say may have been vulnerable to hacking and "rigged" results. Stein started a fundraising page to raise the $2.5 million necessary to fund the recount effort. (The Hill)

A Date With Destiny
(A.K.A. where to find protests happening in your city.)

WASHINGTON, D.C.: Women's March on Washington.

It's OK to Laugh
(Don't let Trump take that away too.)

Samantha Bee: Tips for Talking Politics at Thanksgiving. "Preempt any discussions of Trump's cabinet selections by inviting a gay friend over and telling everyone you're getting engaged," writes Bee.

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