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Hillary Clinton: Republicans that ‘humor’ Trump election claims ‘have no spines’

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Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton lambasted Republicans who have given credence to President Trump’s unfounded claims of voter fraud, accusing them of weakness and disrespect for democracy. 

“The election was not close. There was no evidence of fraud. The states have certified the results,” Clinton said in a tweet on Thursday. “Yet Trump continues to try to overturn the election at the expense of our democracy.” 

“The emperor has no clothes,” she added. “Republican electeds who continue to humor him have no spines.” 

Since President-elect Joe Biden was projected as the winner of November’s election, Trump and his allies on Capitol Hill and in state legislatures have alleged that widespread voter fraud tipped the race in Biden’s favor.  

The Trump campaign has sued in several states Biden won, cases that have largely been tossed out by judges based on a lack of evidence or merit. 

Still, some Republicans in states Trump won have pressed on with legal challenges to the election’s outcome. In Texas, state officials have sued other states that have already certified election results.

At least one Republican in the House has also talked about contesting the Electoral College’s vote once Congress meets after the first of the year to formally certify it. 

In the run-up to the 2016 election, in which Trump defeated Clinton, the real estate mogul expressed concern that election would be “rigged” against him as well. 

“I’ve been hearing about it for a long time,” Trump said in August of 2016. “And I know last time, there were — you had precincts where there was practically nobody voting for the Republican. And I think that’s wrong. I think that was unfair, frankly.” 
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