Clinton Doesn't Rule Out Questioning Legitimacy of the Election

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"I think it needs to be eliminated", Mrs Clinton told CNN of the institution.

"Knowing what we know of Clinton", Cillizza said, "it seems unlikely to me that she simply spoke off the cuff here, that this was just an unconsidered remark".

Clinton said there was no provision in the U.S. constitution to challenge the result using legal means, but said it was valid to "raise questions" about the result.

"As more and more information comes out about the depth of Russia's interference in the election, do you think, at some point, that it would be legitimate to challenge the legitimacy of the election?"

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.

Clinton critized Trump a year ago for being unwilling to say he would accept the outcome of the election no matter how it turned out.

She said, "I don't believe there are [means to challenge the election.] There are scholars, academics, who have arguments that it would be, but I don't think they're on strong ground".

John Podesta, the former chairman of her Democratic presidential campaign, appeared on Monday before the Senate Intelligence Committee, which is leading one of several investigations on Russia's alleged role in the 2016 election. But people are making those arguments. "I just don't think we have a mechanism", Clinton added.

Clinton also said that the United States "should abolish the Electoral College" in the interview.

During the final presidential debate in October, Trump fielded widespread criticism for saying that he would keep the country "in suspense" over whether or not he would accept the results of the November 8 election if it was "rigged" so that he lost.

Some members of the Trump campaign are now subject to an investigation led by special counsel Robert Mueller, which is trying to determine whether the campaign colluded with the foreign government to unlawfully influence the election.

He announced in an OH rally the day after that final debate that he would 'totally accept the results of this great and historic presidential election - if I win'. "But we're not", Caplin said, according to CNN.

But she emphasised that she did not believe there was a legal way to challenge the validity of the election.

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