Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence said Sunday the Trump campaign would “absolutely accept” the results of the Nov. 8 presidential election.
“We will absolutely accept the result of the election,” Pence said during an interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” later adding that the GOP ticket will “accept the will of the American people.”
GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, who is trailing in the polls against Democrat Hillary Clinton, has warned supporters that the election could be rigged against him and has called on them to monitor polling places for potential voter fraud.
But when pushed by host Chuck Todd on whether he believes the election could be subject to widespread voter fraud or whether talking about a rigged election could “undermine our democracy,” Pence instead lambasted media coverage of the campaign, which he said was tilted in favor of Clinton.
“Look, the American people will speak in an election that will culminate on November the 8th. But the American people are tired of the obvious bias in the national media,” Pence said. “That’s where the sense of a rigged election goes here.”
“One of the great traditions of America is the peaceful transfer of power. And elections … always get pretty rough,” the Indiana governor added. “But as Donald Trump said in that first debate, I’ll say to you again today: We’re going to accept the will of the American people.”
Despite Pence’s remarks, Trump doubled down Sunday afternoon on his allegations about the election via Twitter.
“The election is absolutely being rigged by the dishonest and distorted media pushing Crooked Hillary – but also at many polling places – SAD,” he tweeted.
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