U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said on Thursday to a crowd of supporters that he would accept the results of the November 8 election – if he wins. The GOP nominee’s comments once again have Republicans concerned that the party would not be able to keep control of Congress.
Trump’s refusal to commit to accepting the results of the election and his comments that the election is rigged have hurt the GOP nominee’s campaign.
During the debate, Clinton called his refusal to accept the results “horrifying.”
President Barack Obama has also called out Trump on his remarks, calling them dangerous.
“When you try to sow the seeds of doubt in people’s minds about the legitimacy of the elections, that undermines our democracy,” Obama said.
Speaking at a rally in Ohio, Trump did not back down from his comment.
“I would like to promise and pledge to all of my voters and supporters and to all of the people of the United States, that I will totally accept the results of this great and historic presidential election – if I win,” Trump said.
He stated that “a clear election result” would be accepted, but he reserved the right to file a legal challenge if the result was questionable.