On Monday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Situation Room,” anchor Wolf Blitzer told Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) that it seemed “hypocritical” for Democrats to support Green Party candidate Dr. Jill Stein’s recount efforts when Democrats would have “adamently opposed” a similar move by Donald Trump had he lost.
Blitzer said, “[T]his is exactly the fear, if Hillary Clinton would have won, the Democrats were all afraid that Donald Trump wouldn’t accept it, he would demand recounts, and this would go on and on and on. So it sounds a bit hypocritical to observers who are watching all of this. Why are the Democrats supporting the Green Party candidate, Jill Stein’s effort to have this recount in these three battleground states?”
Coons responded that Stein is using an existing legal provision allowing her to ask for a recount, while Trump was “undermining the whole concept that this was a free and fair election by suggesting that literally millions of illegal votes were cast.”
Blitzer agreed that there wasn’t any evidence to back up Trump’s charge, but pushed back that Democrats would have been “adamently opposed to it, if Donald Trump had lost the election, Hillary Clinton had won, and he was doing what she is doing right now.”
Coons responded that Democrats were afraid Trump would just simply refuse to accept the results, instead of using legal avenues to challenge them.
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