Should Hillary Clinton challenge the 2016 election results? | The Tylt
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? ⚔️
Should Hillary Clinton challenge the 2016 election results?
When asked in an interview with Fresh Air's Terry Gross if she would challenge the results of the 2016 election, Hillary Clinton said she "wouldn't rule it out." While Clinton acknowledged it would be unprecedented, and admitted she was unsure of the "legal constitutional" way in which one would challenge a U.S. election, she refused to rule out the possibility.
I don't know if there's any legal constitutional way to do that. I think you can raise questions... but I don't know that in our system we have any means of doing that... [but] I wouldn't rule it out.
Soon after the 2016 election, a number of computer scientists urged the Clinton campaign to contest the election results, claiming to have found evidence of inconsistencies in vote totals in three swing states.
The group believes they’ve found persuasive evidence that results in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania may have been manipulated or hacked.The academics presented findings showing that in Wisconsin, Clinton received 7 percent fewer votes in counties that relied on electronic-voting machines compared with counties that used optical scanners and paper ballots. Based on this statistical analysis, Clinton may have been denied as many as 30,000 votes; she lost Wisconsin by 27,000.
And there is growing evidence the Russian hack of the 2016 election was far more elaborate and far-reaching than previously understood.
The assaults on the vast back-end election apparatus — voter-registration operations, state and local election databases, e-poll books and other equipment — have received far less attention than other aspects of the Russian interference, such as the hacking of Democratic emails and spreading of false or damaging information about Mrs. Clinton. Yet the hacking of electoral systems was more extensive than previously disclosed, The New York Times found.
But critics are agitated that 10 months after the election, Hillary Clinton still can't seem to let it go.
Hillary Clinton just can’t face the fact that Donald Trump is in the White House and she’s not.
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
But others feel Russia's interference in the 2016 election merits a challenge to the legitimacy of Trump's presidency.
The more we know the more she's proven right. We keep refusing to listen. Trump did not win the election on his own. We knew election night.— DPACE (@DMPACE1) September 18, 2017
Pardon my language, but when in the actual fuck did we agree that the Kremlin gets to decide who is the POTUS?— Peter Kent (@pkentma) September 19, 2017