Clinton Doesn't Rule Out Questioning Legitimacy of the Election

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Frankly, if it turns out that Trump's win was illegitimate, if he became president illegally, perhaps Clinton should try to formally contest the election.

Glen Caplin, a spokesman for Hillary Clinton, reiterated in a statement after the interview aired that the former secretary of state "has said repeatedly the results of the election are over but we have to learn what happened".

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton said on Monday that she would not rule out challenging the legitimacy of the 2016 election depending on the outcome of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's interference.

"I think you can raise questions", Mrs. Clinton said. "I just don't think we have a mechanism", she concluded. Whatever he's doing and whatever he thinks is happening he will accuse somebody else of.

If only Cillizza had bothered to read NPR's reporting, he would have found this following that excerpt where she says she "would not" rule out questioning the legitimacy of this election.

Gross pressed further, and Clinton said she would not completely rule out the possibility: "No, I wouldn't rule it out", she said, later agreeing with Gross's statement that such action would be completely unprecedented.

Meanwhile, conservative legal organizations would twist themselves into knots trying to find a loophole in the Constitution that would allow for the election to be invalidated.

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And if Clinton had won the Electoral College while losing the popular vote by 3 million, our politics would be filled with stories about the "legitimacy" of her legislative agenda while Republicans scream that the American people obviously voted for huge tax cuts and Obamacare repeal. "I would say -" Clinton began.

Gross asked: "You're not going to rule it out?".

Amy Chozick covered Clinton for the New York Times during the campaign and said that the media needed to do some soul searching, but it wasn't their job to elect her.

"Basically, I don't believe there are", Clinton said.

"There are scholars, academics, who have arguments that [the election should be challenged], but I don't think they're on strong ground".

Clinton devotes an entire chapter to Russian Federation, saying that the nation's intervention in the 2016 election - which is now being investigating by a host of congressional panels and a special counsel - led to Trump's win. "I just don't think we have a mechanism".

Please note: This is a commentary piece.

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