to see if the dems can get away with election fraud?
If they did, it could be ingenious. They could entrap the repubs into protesting any recount without sufficient evidence to warrant it. Of course, the repubs would love to run against such a terrible opponent and might protest a recount by the dems. Then, in the mid-terms, if the dems were able to pull off the same feat in elections across the country, the dems would use the republican precedent to argue against any recounts where dem candidates were "surprise" winners.
But maybe I'm just getting too paranoid!