So that is not the way our democracy works. We've been around for 240 years. We've had free and fair elections. We've accepted the outcomes when we may not have liked them. And that is what must be expected of anyone standing on a debate stage during a general election.
Has the Gore v. Bush election of 2000 been completely forgotten? I still hear Democrats refer to it as a stolen election, or even a coup.
Al Gore recently spoke with HC at a rally in Florida. I found this in a NYT account of the event:
"Now, for those of you who are younger than 25, you might not remember the election of 2000 and what happened here in Florida,” [Gore] said, addressing students from Miami-Dade College, among others in attendance. “For those of you older than 25, I heard you murmuring just now.”
Soon, a chant rang out: “You won!”