WASHINGTON (AP) – Donald Trump is saying he won’t commit to honoring the results of November’s election because he wants to reserve his right to file a legal challenge “in the case of a questionable result.”
Trump, speaking in Ohio on Thursday, said “of course I would accept a clear election result.” But he stressed that he was not sure he would receive one, citing misleading statistics on voter fraud. He alleged without evidence that Hillary Clinton’s campaign was trying to “rig” the election.
Trump made the unprecedented assertion during the final presidential debate Wednesday. Asked if he would concede if he loses the election, Trump said, “I will look at it at the time.”
He opened his rally in Delaware, Ohio by joking that he would honor the result “if I win.”