The event that worried the Obama team the most was when Trump was asked if he would concede and responded by stating that he would keep the public in suspense. In a plot twist, it is now the Democrats and Hillary Clinton who are unable to accept the election results and have been plotting to delegitimize Trump since his victory in November 2016.
If Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton had won the 2016 presidential election, former President Barack Obama reportedly had a plan to counter any objections from then-Republican candidate Donald Trump.
Senior Obama officials huddled in October of 2016 to discuss what to do if Trump alleged Clinton had stolen the election because it was “rigged,” according to the New York Magazine.
The idea was to put together a bipartisan panel of political voices that would bestow their respective blessings on the election result. Obama insiders, including communications director Jen Psaki, sought the approval of Republican “Never Trumpers,” like former Secretary of State Colin Powell and Bush-era National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice, to override any talk of an illegitimate election result.
The aides also planned to work with a bipartisan group of legislators to promote the idea that Russia had directly meddled in the election and had favored Trump over Clinton.