Hillary says 'we have to be ready' for the possibility that Trump doesn't 'go quietly' if he loses in November
'If people get to vote and they, for whatever reason, vote for Donald Trump, OK, we’ll accept it. Not happily. But I don’t think that’s what will happen,' said Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton proclaimed during an appearance on Comedy Central’s 'The Daily Show' that “we have to be ready” for the possibility that President Donald Trump does not go out quietly if he loses in November. “It seems like America is on an ominous path to a November date when there is going to be a lot of questions in and around the election. Donald Trump is vehemently against mail-in voting," host Trevor Noah told Hillary on Monday. "What do you make of this, and what do you think the path is to getting people the easiest access to casting their votes?”
“Republicans have two prongs to their strategy to try and win," Hillary said. "The first one is to prevent as many people who think they won’t vote for them from voting. So you know, make the lines really long where young people vote, or African-Americans vote or Hispanics vote. Try to make vote-by-mail as difficult as possible, claim it’s fraudulent when indeed it’s not, in fact, that is how Donald Trump votes and everybody who knows about vote-by-mail understands that.”
The former Secretary of State was then asked what if the president declared the elections couldn't be trusted due to voter fraud. “Well, I think it is a fair point to raise as to whether or not, if he loses, he’s going to go quietly or not. And we have to be ready for that," Hillary responded. "But there have been so many academic studies and other analyses, which point out that it’s just an inaccurate, fraudulent claim.” She continued, “Look, I want a fair election. If people get to vote and they, for whatever reason, vote for Donald Trump, OK, we’ll accept it. Not happily. But I don’t think that’s what will happen. Because I think the more people who can actually get to the polls, whether by mail or in person and get their votes counted, then we are going to have the kind of election we should have. And then it will be a win both in the popular vote and the Electoral College."
Last month, the 2016 presidential nominee revealed that she spends most of her time working to support Joe Biden so she can send Trump "back to the golf course full-time." Hillary touched on the status quo during a virtual interview with comedienne Amy Schumer as part of Variety's first virtual TV festival.
Speaking from her home in Chappaqua, NY, Hillary told Schumer, who was staying with her family in Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts, that she was "spending most of my time trying to do everything I can to retire him and to send him back to the golf course full-time." The former Secretary of State said she felt a sense of responsibility for Trump's presidency after losing to him in 2016. “I didn’t think I was going to lose. But I felt a sense of real responsibility, like how did this happen? Of course, I was really worried about Trump," she said. "But he’s been worse than I even feared he would be, and as I tried to warn people he would be.”