Not that it's going to matter... but after last night's feces slinging debate ended, many of Trump's spin mercenaries attempted to distance themselves from his disastrous refusal to accept the results of the election. Some pointed to Al Gore's court challenges as precedent for an equitable resolution to a disputed election.
First of all, that's bullshit. Right up front, that's bullshit.
When the networks called Florida for Curious George, Gore called Bush and conceded the election. An hour later those same networks changed their determination, and called Florida for Gore.
At that point, Gore (with half a million more popular votes) was the winner in the electoral college count. He "unconceded", and a legally mandated recount of votes in Florida commenced.
Bush (not Al Gore) sued to stop the recount in Florida. The Florida Supreme Court ordered a further expansion of the Florida recount.
Bush (not Al Gore) appealed to the US Supreme Court to stop the Florida recount. The SCOTUS ruled in his favor, and the recount was stopped. Because of that decision, Bush was declared the electoral college winner of the election. Al Gore conceded the election to Bush, even though millions of us (to this day) believe he was the rightful winner of the 2000 presidential race.
For Trump's spin monkeys to suggest their candidate is merely reserving a "Gore option" until he's satisfied that no fraudulent votes were cast is to undermine the foundation of American democracy. We respect the results, win or lose. We offer our congrats to the winner, and we move on for the good of the country.
Does anyone out there think Donald fucking Trump has the common decency necessary to admit he's lost a fair election?
He'll whine until he dies that it was stolen from him. And his legions of knuckle-dragging, mouth-breathing troglodytes will swear the election was "rigged".
And thus the stage is set for four years of non-stop political posturing by Republicans who want to stay in good favor with the lunatic fringe base of their party. Endless investigations. Endless baseless reports of voter fraud. Endless controversy, throwing shade on Hillary's legitimacy. In effect, another "birther" movement, and one even less grounded in reality than the one Trump based this campaign upon.
For the good of the country, Americans need to make it clear, in no uncertain terms, that Donald Trump is forever remembered as the colossal "loser" of next month's election. There can be no doubt, because this man is shameless. He'll drag American democracy into the gutter, all for the sake of his insufferable ego.