Recall during the final debate of the 2016 election, when moderator Chris Wallace asked then-candidate Donald Trump if he would accept ahead of time the ultimate voting results. Given Trump’s open suspicions that the election was “rigged” against him, he deferred and said that he’d wait until all was said and done to either accept victory or concede defeat.
As you’ll remember, heavily-favored but ultimately-failed Democrat candidate Hillary Clinton was apoplectic at Trump’s response, calling it “horrifying,” according to UPI, and went on to question his patriotism and commitment to a peaceful democracy.
Flash forward those few weeks to the election, and the Washington Examiner noted that it was hypocritical Democrats — not angry Republicans — who had taken to the streets in outrage over, in their view, voting results that simply couldn’t be countenanced.
here were protests and legal challenges and an overall questioning of Trump’s legitimacy as winning the presidency, all things that Clinton had suggested would be unacceptable and anti-American — if done by Trump and his supporters, had she prevailed at the voting booth.
Now, some ten months after votes were cast and tallied, Clinton still seems incapable of accepting the election results that she had seemingly demanded Trump accept ahead of time when she assumed she was going to win. This was most recently revealed during an interview as part of her book promotion tour.
In an interview with NPR, Clinton was asked about the alleged Russian interference in the election, and if she still thought there was chance the election results could be challenged if more proof of said interference were uncovered.
As per her usual style, Clinton initially danced around the answer until the interviewer asked her directly if she would “completely rule out questioning the legitimacy of this election” if new information was revealed.
“No. I would not,” Clinton replied. “No, I wouldn’t rule it out.”
She then proceeded to admit that while there didn’t appear to be any “mechanism” for overturning the election results, there nevertheless were people looking into it.
“There are scholars, academics, who have arguments that it would be, but I don’t think they’re on strong ground,” she stated. “But people are making those arguments. I just don’t think we have a mechanism.”
She also stated that she would abolish the Constitutionally-enshrined Electoral College in favor of a straight popular vote for the presidency, were it up to her, an unsurprising remark given that being the metric by which she lost the election.
Clinton and her supporters pitched a fit when they thought that Trump would refuse to accept the election results and would launch protests and legal challenges questioning the election’s legitimacy, but as it turned out, hypocritical Hillary was merely projecting her own behavior onto her opponent, and has indeed done all of the things she accused him of planning.
News flash Hillary, the election was legitimate, and you lost. Deal with it, get over it, and please, for the love of Pete, just shut up about it already.
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