Failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton release a video on Friday claiming, without any evidence, that Republicans “already have a plan” to commit mass voter fraud in the 2024 presidential election.
The New York Post reports that Clinton, in the October 21st video, said that “right-wing extremists already have a plan to literally steal the next presidential election, and they’re not making a secret of it.”
“The right-wing-controlled Supreme Court may be poised to rule on giving state legislatures the power to overturn presidential elections,” Clinton continued, referring to the fact that an upcoming Supreme Court decision may give sole authority for legislative redistricting to state legislatures, rather than state courts or independent commissions.
Clinton went on to say that this ruling could ultimately see the presidential election decided by the state legislatures, rather than by the Electoral College, which Clinton described as “anachronistic.”
Clinton, the former First Lady during her husband Bill’s presidency, and later a U.S. Senator from New York and Secretary of State during Barack Obama’s first term, won the Democratic nomination for president in 2016. However, despite most polls projecting that she would defeat then-candidate Donald Trump, she lost the general election in what is widely considered one of the greatest political upsets of all time. Trump decisively won the Electoral College, with 306 electoral votes to Clinton’s 232.
But Clinton’s popular vote victory – with 65.8 million votes to Trump’s 62.9 million – was subsequently touted by Clinton herself and many Democrats as “proof” that the 2016 election was stolen by voter fraud, even though American presidential elections have never been decided by the popular vote. Clinton went on to repeatedly claim that she was robbed of the presidency, calling Trump an “illegitimate president.”
“I believe he understands that the many varying tactics they used,” Clinton said in a 2019 interview, “from voter suppression and voter purging to hacking to the false stories — he knows that — there were just a bunch of different reasons why the election turned out like it did.”
However, Clinton and other Democrats have said the exact opposite regarding accusations of widespread voter fraud in the 2020 election, despite there being more evidence for it than in 2016. In response to the numerous complaints about the 2020 election, several Republican-led states have passed new laws to restrict COVID-era voting practices and curb voter fraud, which has led to Democrats accusing Republicans of “voter suppression,” among other things.
Clinton’s focus on 2024 in particular seems to suggest that the former candidate, like many other political observers, believes that former President Trump will run for the presidency again that year.