Hillary Clinton Advises Joe Biden To Not Concede on Election Night ‘Under Any Circumstances’
Hillary Clinton is urging Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden to refuse to concede on the night of the election – no matter what.
The two-time presidential election loser made the comments during an interview on Showtime’s “The Circus,” in which some excerpts have been released.
“Joe Biden should not concede under any circumstances,” she said. “Because I think this is going to drag out, and eventually, I do believe he will win, if we don’t give an inch and if we are as focused and relentless as the other side is.”
Clinton, of course, failed to concede on election night in 2016, despite clear indications that she had lost.
Instead, she sent campaign manager John Podesta out on stage to tell supporters in New York to go home and wait for the votes to finish being counted. She made a concession speech the following morning.
Clinton also indicated Biden would be using litigation to fight throughout election night in 2020.
“We’ve got to have a massive legal operation,” she said. “And I know the Biden campaign is working on that.”
Hillary Clinton has some advice for Joe Biden: Don’t concede in a close race.
— The Recount (@therecount) August 24, 2020
Trump Will Steal the Election
In the interview clip above, Clinton references her speech to the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in which she claimed Donald Trump stole the election in 2016 and will need an “overwhelming” defeat to prevent him from doing it again.
“Don’t forget: Joe and Kamala can win by 3 million votes and still lose — take it from me,” Clinton griped. “We need numbers so overwhelming Trump can’t sneak or steal his way to victory.”
“Don’t forget, Joe and Kamala can win by 3 million votes and still lose. Take it from me. So we need numbers overwhelming, so Trump can’t sneak or steal his way to victory,” Hillary Clinton said during the #DemConvention. https://t.co/r8ElsYXHVO pic.twitter.com/5iyLFlNg8W
— CNN (@CNN) August 20, 2020
Of course, President Trump didn’t steal the election. He and his campaign understood the electoral process a little better than Hillary’s did.
They physically campaigned in key battleground states while Clinton’s advisers dumped millions of dollars into Democrat strongholds in an attempt to run up the popular vote tally.
Between her DNC speech, this interview, and her own refusal to concede on election day, Hillary seems to be the manifestation of what she warned about in 2016.
This is, after all, the same woman who told then-candidate Trump that failing to accept the results of an election is a “direct threat to democracy.”
Direct Threat to Democracy
The hypocrisy on the left side of the aisle is incredible. In fact, they seem to have it in excess.
Democrats are once again pretending President Trump would refuse to accept legitimate election results while admitting they will not concede themselves.
Rep. Maxine Waters suggested the recent federal police response to violence in Portland is a “trial run” for when Trump refuses to accept his election loss.
.@RepMaxineWaters on DHS sending agents to Portland as riots continue: “As a matter of fact, it has been suggested that this is a trial run by the president of the United States who may be organizing to not accept what happens when we have the election if he’s not elected.” pic.twitter.com/54a2DHDx7l
— Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) July 22, 2020
Former South Bend, Indiana mayor Pete Buttigieg, said the Democrat win would have to be big enough to be “beyond cheating distance.”
Otherwise, Trump would refuse to leave, in which case he’d have to “do chores.”
Voter at a veterans’ town hall in Reno asks what Buttigieg will do if he were to win a general election but Trump calls it a conspiracy and refuses to leave office: “If he won’t leave, I guess if he’s willing to do chores we could work something out.”
— Chelsea Janes (@chelsea_janes) February 17, 2020
House Democratic whip Rep. James Clyburn compared Trump to Benito Mussolini and claimed he would ignore the election results and “install himself” as president for a second term.
“He doesn’t plan to have fair and unfettered elections. I believe that he plans to install himself in some kind of emergency way to continue to hold onto office.” pic.twitter.com/9IbSE0BX9M
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) August 2, 2020
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi predicted Democrats may have to smoke him out of the White House.
This is sick. “Whether he knows it yet or not, he will be leaving.” https://t.co/UefNfGnVO6
— Suzanne Brummitt (@sbrummitt1) August 24, 2020
Biden, Trump’s opponent, has even stated the military may have to forcibly remove the Republican from office.
“I promise, I am absolutely convinced they [the military] will escort him from the White House with great dispatch,” Biden said in a Comedy Central interview in June.
Joe Biden says that his greatest concern that is that President Trump is going to try to “steal this election” and the military will have to escort him from the White House.
“I promise you I’m absolutely convinced they will escort him from the White House with great dispatch.” pic.twitter.com/MLPhMy2EdW
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) June 11, 2020
It takes a great degree of mental gymnastics to refuse to accept election results, as Democrats have and will continue to do while accusing President Trump of being the real threat to democracy.