While campaigning in Ohio, Trump made it clear that he intends to challenge and sue America if he loses the election to Hillary Clinton.
Trump claimed that millions of dead people vote:
But it was his threat to voters that he would contest the election if he doesn’t win that stood out in Ohio:
Trump said, “I would like to promise and pledge to all of my voters and supporters and to all of the people of the United States that I will totally accept the results of this great and historic presidential election if I win.”
The Republican nominee went on to claim that he has legal right to contest the election that he is not going to surrender in advance. Trump had used the same trick all through the Republican primaries when he was asked if he would run as an Independent if he did not win the nomination.
The difference is that Donald Trump is threatening the voters of the United States with a legal action if he isn’t handed the White House. Trump’s argument might have had some merit if it wasn’t crystal clear that the reason why he is claiming that the election is because he is already planning on contesting the results if he loses.
Donald Trump is doing his best to create post-election drama and chaos. He has gone from threatening the credibility of the nation’s elections to throwing a tantrum and threatening to sue if he doesn’t win.
Trump probably isn’t going to win, which means that America could be in for a very bumpy post-election ride if he challenges Hillary Clinton’s victory.
Believe it or not, things may get worse after all the ballots are counted on election day.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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