Republican White House hopeful Donald Trump said today that he would accept a “clear election result” next month, but reserved the right to challenge the outcome if he felt it was “questionable.”
Trump stuck firm to his unprecedented defiance of US democratic norms, telling supporters: “I will totally accept the results of this great and historic presidential election — if I win.”
But he went on to say: “I will accept a clear election result, but I will also reserve my right to contest and file a legal challenge in the case of a questionable result.”
Donald Trump has repeatedly questioned the US presidential election process claiming the potential of elections being ‘rigged’.
In his third and final debate with his Democratic Party opponent Hillary Clinton in Las Vegas on Wednesday, Trump had maintained suspense over his intention to accept a poll outcome in case he lost the election.
Hillary Clinton had immediately described the Trump’s comments as ‘horrifying’.