With voter fraud rhetoric running strong, whether or not Donald Trump would accept the election’s results has become a talking point for Hillary Clinton. According to Hillary, Trump “threatens democracy” by not accepting results – even though our democracy ensures Trump wouldn’t take office if not democratically elected. Trump told a crowd three days ago (to their applause) that he’ll accept the election results – if he wins.Eric Trump clarified that his father would absolutely accept the election results, “if they were fair.”
For as big a deal as liberals are making of Trump’s comments, they need to look in the mirror. In fact, many Democrats claimed that the 2000 and 2004 elections were “stolen” or “unfair,” as you can see below in the video from MSNBC’s Morning Joe of all places.
And there are quite a few more examples.Vox.com, ran one article on why elections can’t be rigged – and another on a history of rigged elections.
Today on VOX:
The Election Can't Be Rigged!
┳┻|— Logan Dobson (@LoganDobson) October 19, 2016
┻┳| •.•) except by white people
Elizabeth Warren also seems to be undecided on if the system is rigged or not.
And lastly, one of those crying fraud about the aforementioned 2000 Bush v. Gore election was none other than Hillary Clinton herself. As Hannity.com reported: In October of 2002, during a heated midterm election, then-New York Senator Hillary Clinton declared that President George W. Bush had been “selected” and not “elected” in 2000.
In 2002 Newsweek reported: “At a private fund-raiser in Los Angeles for Democratic Sen. Jean Carnahan of Missouri, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton told the crowd that President Bush merely had been “selected” president, not elected, Newsweek reports in the current issue.”
Clinton was alluding to the results of the 2000 election in which Democrats demanded a recount of the state of Florida. Their attempts fell short with the Supreme Court and the Florida results were certified with George W. Bush as the winner over Al Gore. It appears that even two years later, Clinton refused to accept the fact that Bush had been legitimately elected.
In 2009, Clinton again implied that the 2000 election was illegitimate at a town hall in Nigeria.
Answering a question about Nigeria’s election, which was fraught with irregularities and claims of dirty tricks, Clinton said, “In 2000, our presidential election came down to one state where the brother of the man running for President was the governor of the state. So we have our problems too.”
If Trump ends up winning in November, how much do you want to bet it’ll be Hillary complaining about a rigging?
[Note: This post was authored by Matt Palumbo. Follow him on Twitter @MattPalumbo12]