We need your help now

Support from readers like you keeps The Journal open.

You are visiting us because we have something you value. Independent, unbiased news that tells the truth. Advertising revenue goes some way to support our mission, but this year it has not been enough.

If you've seen value in our reporting, please contribute what you can, so we can continue to produce accurate and meaningful journalism. For everyone who needs it.

Hillary Rodham Clinton signs copies of her new book at a store in New York. Seth Wenig/PA Images
into overtime

Hillary Clinton isn't ruling out challenging the 2016 election result

The Democratic candidate isn’t sure how this would happen though.

HILLARY CLINTON HAS refused to rule out challenging the result of last year’s presidential election if Russian involvement is shown.

Speaking to NPR’s Fresh Air programme, Clinton was asked about the stance of her Democratic Party in alleging Russian involvement but not challenging the result.

Clinton said there was no provision in the US constitution to challenge the result using legal means, but said it was valid to “raise questions” about the result.

She was then pushed by interviewer Terry Gross about whether she could still challenge the result.

Gross: I want to get back to the question, would you completely rule out questioning the legitimacy of this election if we learn that the Russian interference in the election is even deeper than we know now?Clinton: I would not. I would say —

Gross: You’re not going to rule it out.

Clinton: No, I wouldn’t rule it out.

Gross: So what are the means, like, this is totally unprecedented in every way —

Clinton: It is.

Asked what these means would be, Clinton seemed unsure.

“Basically I don’t believe there are. There are scholars, academics, who have arguments that it would be, but I don’t think they’re on strong ground. But people are making those arguments. I just don’t think we have a mechanism,” she said, before mentioning that elections have been overturned in other countries.

As CNN points out, any such challenge would likely have to show that collusion with Russia not only took place, but also changed votes.

Read: Donald Trump shares ‘juvenile’ mock video of golf ball striking Hillary Clinton >

Read: Hundreds of one-star reviews of Hillary Clinton’s book removed from Amazon >

Your Voice
Readers Comments
This is YOUR comments community. Stay civil, stay constructive, stay on topic. Please familiarise yourself with our comments policy here before taking part.
Leave a Comment
    Submit a report
    Please help us understand how this comment violates our community guidelines.
    Thank you for the feedback
    Your feedback has been sent to our team for review.

    Leave a commentcancel