Clinton Again Notes US Firm's Role in Tainted Kenya Vote

Cambridge Analytica is owned by Mercer family, Trump supporters
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 20, 2017 7:03 AM CDT
Clinton: No, I Don't Plan to Contest Election
Hillary Clinton holds a previous book, "It Takes A Village," as she sits on stage at the Warner Theatre in Washington on Sept. 18, 2017.   (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

(Newser) – Hillary Clinton is clarifying: She doesn't intend to contest the 2016 election. The issue made headlines this week after Clinton told NPR that she wouldn't rule out challenging the legitimacy of the outcome if investigators prove Russia played a major role. In a followup talk with Mic, Clinton addresses the issue: “I think no one, including me, is saying we will contest the election,” she said. “I’m in the very large group of people who believe that, you know, there’s no legal basis, no constitutional basis for that.” Clinton had made a similar point in her NPR interview, saying she saw no legal avenue to challenge the results. But she also continued to push for inquiries into exactly what happened.

“I think depending upon what is found in those investigations, it won’t be just me, it will be millions of Americans who raise questions about the legitimacy of the election,” she said. In both interviews, Clinton made a point to mention the recent election in Kenya, which was declared null and void by the nation's supreme court over hacking concerns. She noted that a US data firm named Cambridge Analytica represented Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta, whose victory has been overturned, and Cambridge Analytica is owned by the Trump-supporting Mercer family, reports Quartz. But in terms of such a court action in the US, "We have no such provision in our country," she said. (Read more Hillary Clinton stories.)

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