Hillary Clinton urged Joe Biden not to concede the presidential race if he is trailing President Trump on election night.
Clinton, who lost to Trump in the 2016 election and conceded the morning after the contest, said she believes this year’s election will drag out for several days because of issues with voting during the pandemic. She told Showtime’s The Circus that Biden would be wise to stay in the race long past Election Day.
“Joe Biden should not concede under any circumstances because I think this is going to drag out, and eventually, I do believe he will win if we don’t give an inch and if we are as focused and relentless as the other side is,” Clinton said.
Clinton, a former secretary of state, senator, and first lady, said that Trump and Republicans will try to invalidate absentee ballots in an attempt to swing the election in battleground states such as Wisconsin. Trump and his allies have raised concerns about the potential for voter fraud, particularly with the use of mass mail-in ballots during the coronavirus pandemic.
Clinton called on people to volunteer as poll workers to help supervise in-person voting.
“I think that [Republicans] have a couple of scenarios that they are looking toward. One is messing up absentee balloting. They believe that helps them so that they then get maybe a narrow advantage in the Electoral College on Election Day. … So we’ve got to have a massive legal operation, and I know the Biden campaign is working on that,” Clinton said.
“We have to have poll workers, and I urge people who are able to be a poll worker. We have to have our own teams of people to counter the force of intimidation that the Republicans and Trump are going to put outside polling places. This is a big organizational challenge, but at least we know more about what they are going to do,” she added.
Hillary Clinton has some advice for Joe Biden: Don’t concede in a close race.
— The Recount (@therecount) August 24, 2020
Author: Madison Dibble
Source: Washington Examiner: Hillary Clinton: Biden ‘should not concede under any circumstances’