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Go Ahead, Relitigate 2016

Just because Trump’s boasting and Clinton-Sanders sniping are tedious doesn’t mean the nation can’t still learn a lot from reconsidering the most recent election.
Source: Mike Segar / Reuters

Americans famously love litigation. Relitigation? Not so much, especially when it concerns the last presidential election.

“Clinton Confirms That Democrats Will Relitigate the 2016 Primary Until the Sun Swallows the Earth,” Slate sighed in September. “Bernie Sanders Is Sick of Re-litigating the 2016 Election,” Vanity Fair reported around the same time.

“I don’t think that relitigating a primary, which was so contentious but not ultimately close in terms of the vote count, that’s just looking backwards when we need to be looking forward,” former Clinton aide Zerlina Maxwell told CBS in November. She joins other Democrats who are wary of relitigation.

Senator Mark assurances that “we’re not trying to relitigate the 2016 election.” Indeed, “no one wants to relitigate the 2016 election yet again,”

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