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Trump says he'll honor results - if he wins

1 year 1 month 3 weeks ago Thursday, October 20 2016 Oct 20, 2016 October 20, 2016 9:17 AM October 20, 2016 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: AP News

WASHINGTON - Donald Trump is mocking his much-derided comment at the presidential debate that he might not accept the results of the election.

Trump kicked off a rally Thursday in Delaware, Ohio, by saying that he "would like to promise and pledge to all of my voters and supports and to all of the people of the United States that I will totally accept the results of this great and historic presidential election."

But he added: "If I win."

Trump is continuing to raise concerns about the integrity of the election, despite a lack of evidence of widespread voter fraud in the country.

Trump had spent the days leading up to Wednesday's presidential debate warning voters that the election would be "rigged." Asked whether he would accept the outcome if Clinton emerges victorious, he said: "I will tell you at the time. I'll keep you in suspense."

Hillary Clinton said Trump's resistance is "horrifying."

Some Republicans recoiled at Trump's startling statement. South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham said his party's nominee was doing the country a "great disservice" by suggesting the election is rigged and Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake called Trump's comments "beyond the pale."

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