A top Hillary Clinton aide said Tuesday that she believes the country is “on the verge of a historic election,” adding that she wants to win the White House.
In an interview with MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell, the former secretary of state said she has been on the road for more than a month now, campaigning in Florida, Ohio, Nevada, and Pennsylvania.
Clinton told Mitchell that she is “very, very confident” in her ability to beat Republican Donald Trump, who she said will lose the popular vote.
“I think Donald Trump is going to lose the presidency,” she said.
“I think he is not going to get the 270 electoral votes that he needs, but I think we’re going to win this election.
I think the American people are ready for that.”
Mitchell pressed Clinton on what she would do if the polls show Trump losing the popular and electoral vote.
Clinton said she will make sure the Electoral College votes are counted accurately.
“We are not counting votes that have already been cast,” Clinton said.
“What I am very confident about is that we will win in the Electoral college.
I am confident about that, because I am the one who has been the most consistent candidate in the field.”
Mitchel pressed Clinton to explain what the Electoral Committee is, why they are deciding how to allocate the Electoral votes, and what is the rationale behind it.
Clinton responded that it is a nonpartisan body.
“This is a democratic process,” she told Mitchell.
“This is not a coronavirus situation where a couple of people in Washington say we have to do this thing or that thing, and they have to come up with some sort of mandate to do it.”
The electoral process is supposed to be democratic and it is supposed be nonpartisan,” Clinton added.”
And I think this is a time when we can make the most of our democracy and we can have the best president we can possibly have.
“Clinton also said that the American public is tired of hearing about her private emails, which she said are “totally unnecessary.””
It’s not worth my time.”