She just won’t go away.
Hillary Clinton told National Public Radio (NPR) in an interview published on Monday that she wouldn’t rule out challenging the results of the 2016 presidential election if more information comes out that the Trump campaign colluded with Russian entities in affecting the outcome of the election.
NPR’s Terry Gross, on her show "Fresh Air," asked whether Clinton would rule out challenging the election results if “the Russian interference in the election is even deeper than we know now?”
“No,” Clinton told Gross, “I wouldn’t rule it out.”
The only problem, that Clinton admits, is that she doesn’t believe there are means to actually challenge the results:
Basically I don't believe there are [means]. There are scholars, academics, who have arguments that it would be, but I don't think they're on strong ground. But people are making those arguments. I just don't think we have a mechanism.
Basically, Clinton isn’t going to do anything about it because, as of right now, there is nothing to challenge. The former First Lady just wanted the idea of a challenge out in the ether in order to drum up controversy.
If there can be credit given to the Clintons, it would be in the form of praise for being able to stir up said controversy.
On a side note, Clinton also told Gross that she continues to believe that the Electoral College should be abolished. Clinton's stance is a double-down of what she told CNN's Anderson Cooper last Wednesday.
“Now, I do believe we should abolish the Electoral College,” Clinton said, “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.”
Clinton indeed has held her animus toward the Electoral College since 2000, as evidenced in a November 2000 interview with the New York Times.
“I've always thought we had outlived the need for an Electoral College,” Clinton said at a Senate thank you tour in Syracuse, “and now that I am going to the Senate, I am going to try to do what I can to make clear that the popular vote, the will of the people, should be followed.”
It’s not clear whether Clinton knows the purpose of the Electoral College that was put in place so that a few states didn’t decide presidential elections for the whole country.
It’s time for Mrs. Clinton to take a break from our consciousness. She’s deserves it.
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