Hillary Clinton told host Terry Gross on NPR’s “Fresh Air” Monday that she may challenge the results of the 2016 presidential election.
“No, I wouldn’t rule it out,” Hillary said in a response to a question asking if she would “rule out questioning the legitimacy of this election.”
Clinton stated that she believes the Russian government influenced the election in favor of Trump, and that this could make the outcome illegitimate.
“[Trump knew] they were trying to do whatever they could to discredit me with emails, so there’s obviously a trail there… There’s no doubt they influenced the election: We now know more about how they did that,” Clinton said in the interview.
However, Clinton went on to add that she does not think there is a “mechanism” in place to officially overturn the election results.
“There are scholars, academics, who have arguments that [the election should be challenged], 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 concluded.
Clinton also said that the United States “should abolish the Electoral College” in the interview.
During the 2016 election, Clinton referred to Trump’s comment that he may not accept the election results as “horrifying.” (Flashback: Clinton Said Not Accepting Election Results Was ‘Horrifying’ [VIDEO])