One of Donald Trump's most recent claim has been that he will wholly accept the results of the upcoming election. There is one catch though, he will only accept the results if he wins.
During the most recent debate this Wednesday night, Trump not only undermined the entirety and accountability of our nation's election system, but he also clearly exposed his arbitrary and hypocritical thinking. To justify himself, Trump pointed to the election of 2000 between Al Gore and George W. Bush. During this election, Al Gore had demanded recounts from many counties, and ultimately caused Florida to rescind its vote to Bush. Bush eventually sued Gore from continuing the recounts in other places and eventually won in a Supreme Court ruling causing Gore to concede.
Now, there are many holes in Trumps argument. Al Gore had a real reason to call for a recount in Florida. The votes in Florida were so extremely tight that Gore had no choice. Also, throughout the election of 2000, Gore and Bush were completely confident in the legitimacy of the electoral college and the voting process. In no way did they question it like Trump. If Trump were to demand a recount, it would be on the basis of his own anger and hissy fits. Why are the American people allowing Trump, a possible leader of our country, to throw temper tantrums whenever he does not get what he wants?
To look on the bright side, if America does end up having to recount the votes, at least Trump will have lost in the first place.