Donald Trump is not polling very well right now. In fact, there are almost no current polls that the GOP can point out as positive for them. While nothing is certain, there is clear evidence that Trump may lose, and lost big in November.
The United States, unlike nearly every other country, allows their leader to stay in power for months after losing an election. And if Trump loses the election this fall, he can really wreak havoc until mid-January. Or he may refuse to leave office. His former opponent Hillary Clinton brought up this possibility during a recent appearance on the Daily Show.
Host Trevor Noah asked the former Secretary of State, “Is there a part of you that is worried that Donald Trump would be able to use any of those stories to try and undermine the entire election, and say ‘You see, there’s that one and that one, I don’t think we should trust this election at all because it says that I’ve lost.'”
Clinton responded, “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. But there have been so many academic studies and other analyses, which point out that it’s just an inaccurate, fraudulent claim.”
The former First Lady also hoped that the Democratic party could combat voter suppression. “All of the games that are played and all of the photo IDs and any kind of restriction that can be imposed to try to keep the vote down in places that aren’t going to vote for Republicans, that’s the real danger to the integrity of our election.”
Watch the interview below, courtesy of Comedy Central:
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Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey based politics and technology writer. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com and Pet Lifestyles Magazine. He enjoys sports, politics, technology and spending time at the shore with his family.