Just as in 2016, Democrats and their media supporters are suggesting President Donald Trump may not accept the results of the 2020 election. At the same time, these same people are ignoring that it is actually Democrats who are refusing to accept election results.
In early April, Rolling Stone published an article asking, “Will Trump Accept the Results of the 2020 Election?” On Saturday, The New York Times published an interview with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) where she warned Democrats they needed to win decisively in 2020 so Trump couldn’t challenge the results.
But as Democrats and the media suggest Trump will not accept the results of an election he loses, politicians on the Left actually aren’t accepting the results of elections they lose.
During her speech to the Detroit, Michigan, chapter of the NAACP, 2020 presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) claimed that voter suppression led to Democrat losses in Florida and Georgia in 2018, echoing the claims of the two candidates who lost those races.
“Let’s say this loud and clear – without voter suppression, Stacey Abrams would be the governor of Georgia, Andrew Gillum is the governor of Florida. So, the truth is, we need a new Voting Rights Act.”
Each of these candidates have refused to concede their elections. Abrams is on a countrywide tour claiming she actually won. Just last week she told an audience that she refuses to concede. In that same speech, she also bragged about increasing Democrat turnout, so it’s hard to see how she still gets away with the absurd claim that voters were suppressed.
"I won because we transformed the electorate, we turned out people who had never voted, we outmatched every Democrat in Georgia history," Abrams said.
She did not win but she did transform the electorate. The number of people who voted in the 2018 Georgia gubernatorial race was double the number who voted in the same race in 2014.
Abrams lost and simply refuses to accept it.
Gillum hasn’t been on a U.S. whining tour like Abrams, but he did tell HBO “Real Time” host Bill Maher back in March that votes weren’t counted in Florida.
“Had we been able to legally count every one of those votes not just in Florida but in Georgia, I wonder what the outcome may be,” he claimed.
As The Daily Wire previously reported, Democrats aren’t calling the Florida election illegitimate, even if Gillum does.
And we can’t forget that Hillary Clinton still refuses to accept she lost the 2016 presidential race because she was a bad candidate. She has blamed everyone and everything from racism, sexism, Russians, former FBI Director James Comey, and more for why Trump won over her. She simply can’t accept that she ran a bad campaign that assumed she’d win all the states that voted for President Barack Obama and ignored activists on the ground warning her they needed more resources.
Clinton set the tone for the Democrat Party in 2016, and others have just been following suit since then. Maybe Trump will refuse to accept a loss in 2020, but we can pretty much guarantee that Democrats will refuse to accept the results if and when they lose next year.