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Clinton Questions ‘Legitimacy’ of 2016 Election Results

But she once claimed that questioning election results was "threatening" to our democracy.

By NTK Staff | 11.17.2017 @10:36am
Clinton Questions ‘Legitimacy’ of 2016 Election Results

Hillary Clinton is questioning the legitimacy of Donald Trump’s 2016 election victory in a new interview with Mother Jones.

A year after her defeat by Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election, Hillary Clinton says “there are lots of questions about its legitimacy” due to Russian interference and widespread voter suppression efforts.

Clinton talks about Russian interference, which she has done a lot of in 2017, but she also mentions Wisconsin voter ID laws. Recently, PolitiFact called a claim by Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) that voter ID laws in Wisconsin led to a 200,000-voter decrease in 2016 turnout “Mostly False.”

More importantly, though, Clinton suggested often during the 2016 presidential campaign that anyone who questions the legitimacy of U.S. elections is “threatening our democracy.”

She tweeted this in October 2016, two weeks before the election she expected to win:

She also quoted then-President Barack Obama, who said that “sow[ing] the seeds of doubt in people’s minds about the legitimacy of our elections … undermines our democracy.”

It’d be one thing if Clinton were talking about Russian interference and tackling that issue in a bipartisan manner. But questioning whether the election was legitimate? According to Clinton’s and Obama’s own words, that “undermines our democracy.”

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