In a recent NPR interview with Terry Gross, Hillary Clinton said she wouldn’t rule out challenging the 2016 election results given the mounting evidence of Russian interference. Many computer scientists urged Clinton to challenge the result immediately after the election, claiming they had evidence that vote totals could have been manipulated or hacked. But others are tired of re-litigating the 2016 election and just want Hillary to go away. What do you think?
Clinton said that she would not rule out challenging the legitimacy of the 2016 election because of Russian interference if investigators turn up solid proof of Russian meddling in the election.
But when asked how she could do that, Clinton was stumped.
“I don’t know if there’s any legal constitutional way to do that. I think you can raise questions.”
Clinton also suggested that she would not have accepted the election results had she been in Trump’s shoes. “If I had lost the popular vote but won the electoral college and in my first day as president the intelligence community came to me and said, ‘The Russians influenced the election,’ I would’ve never stood for it,” she says, adding that she would have immediately set up an independent panel to investigate.
Clinton claims she beat Trump in the popular vote by 3 million votes but lost in the Electoral College — an institution she says should now be eliminated.
“Now, I do believe we should abolish the Electoral College, because I was sitting listening to a report on the French election and the French political analyst said, `You know in our country the person with the most votes wins, unlike in yours.’ And I think that’s an anachronism. I’ve said that since 2000,” she told NPR.
But critics are agitated that 10 months after the election, Hillary Clinton still can’t seem to let it go.
Please just accept the fact that HRC ran a awful campaign and was beaten by Trump. Fair and square!
— Daniel Guaydacan (@dangmex) September 19, 2017
Really… She just can't get over that she was a poorer choice than Trump… Any other Dem. Would have won.. Get over it
— RFKronk (@Gator_Kronk) September 18, 2017
Please go away, Hilary. It is tough losing the un-losable election but get over it! Broken record and all that.
— (((Peter))) (@bacibobo1919) September 19, 2017
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