Hiking for Hillary? People Try Looking for Her in the Woods

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After the election results became clear, many were shocked by the outcome, and for some, that shock continues today. But ever since a hiking mom and her young daughter ran into Hillary Clinton in the woods of Chappaqua, New York just after the election, Hillary-fans have flocked to the upstate New York town, hoping to catch a glimpse of or maybe even a selfie with her. And some have been really lucky!

Others were determined to make a day of it no matter how long it would take.

The chance meetings were soon called Clinton sightings, drawing parallels to some kind of game or the search for a rare animal. There’s even a Twitter account dedicated to the phenomenon that appeared recently with the handle @HRCintheWild.

Some saw the recent round of selfies as a reminder that she should really be planning her presidency right now.

Like his wife, Bill Clinton was also happy to take some photos with fans.

On Thanksgiving, Hillary posted her own picture showing signs that fans had made to support her. A very heartwarming Thanksgiving message indeed.

Last week, Jill Stein petitioned Wisconsin to recount the ballots cast in the state under the suspicion of election tampering, though no significant evidence of tampering has been uncovered. The Clinton campaign said it joined the recount effort but noted that there was little hope that a recount will change anything. Stein promised to also file for recounts in Pennsylvania and Michigan, which were pivotal states that Donald Trump won by relatively narrow margins. While the recounts will almost certainly not matter, Hillary fans will likely keep their fingers crossed and keep hiking.

Emma Von Zeipel
Emma Von Zeipel is a staff writer at Law Street Media. She is originally from one of the islands of Stockholm, Sweden. After working for Democratic Voice of Burma in Thailand, she ended up in New York City. She has a BA in journalism from Stockholm University and is passionate about human rights, good books, horses, and European chocolate. Contact Emma at



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