The Republican National Committee Research recently released a 24-minute video highlighting various Democrats expressing doubts about election results. The release of this video was in response to the 4-count indictment against former President Donald Trump, which was announced on Tuesday.
The video on Twitter begins with a segment showing Hillary Clinton, the 2016 Democratic nominee, suggesting that her loss to Donald Trump during his initial presidential bid resulted from the stolen election. Hillary is shown in the tape talking about running a good campaign yet having the election stolen from her.
As the video continues, it features other prominent Democrats, including then-Senator Kamala Harris, who questioned the authenticity of Trump’s presidency. It also shows then-candidate Joe Biden during a campaign speech, where he concurred with the notion that Trump was an illegitimate president.
Additionally, the video comprises statements from former President Jimmy Carter, who claimed that Trump’s victory in 2016 was influenced by Russian interference and that he was “put into office because the Russians interfered.” Further, the video includes comments from Rep. Hakeem Jeffries and other Democrats, who expressed skepticism about the election’s outcomes.
Following the announcement of his indictment late Tuesday, Trump echoed this sentiment by posting a similar 10-minute video on his Truth Social page, featuring Democrats questioning the legitimacy of elections.
This is not the first time an election has been called into question. There have been several elections in our history where the loser won the presidency.
The vote count in the 2000 Bush-Gore race came down to “hanging chads” on ballots in Florida.
The 2000 U.S. Presidential Election’s outcome heavily depended on the results in Florida, where George Bush’s slim lead of merely 537 votes out of nearly six million cast necessitated a mandatory recount. The razor-thin margin led to litigation in certain counties, sparking additional recounts.
This legal battle eventually escalated to the United States Supreme Court. The Court’s divisive ruling in Bush v. Gore, delivered on December 12, 2000, brought the recounts to a halt, assigning Florida’s 25 Electoral College votes to Bush and thus sealing his victory.
Subsequent analyses of what might have occurred if the recount had continued have yielded conflicting conclusions.
Across the nation, George Bush garnered 50,456,002 votes (47.87%), while Al Gore received 50,999,897 votes (48.38%).