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Will totally accept election results if I win, says Donald Trump

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump today asserted that he will totally accept the outcome of the historic presidential election if he wins.

India TV News Desk, Washington DC [ Published on: October 21, 2016 7:10 IST ]
Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the Delaware
Image Source : AP Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the Delaware County Fair.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump today asserted that he will totally accept the outcome of the historic presidential election if he wins.

“Ladies and gentleman, I want to make a major announcement today. 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 told his supporters in Delaware, Ohio.

The 70-year-old billionaire, however, reserved his right to file a legal challenge in case of a ‘questionable result’.

“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,” he added.

During the third and final presidential debate earlier this week, Trump had refused to commit himself to whether he would accept the results of the November 8 general elections.

“The debate was amazing. And everybody said, I won. Including every single online poll, and some had it at 90 and close to 90 per cent, so that's pretty cool,” he said.

Continuing with his allegations of voter’s fraud, Trump said, “The question of voter fraud came up during the debate. We want fairness in the election. This is having nothing to do with me. But having to do with the future of our country. We have to have fairness.  John Podesta, Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman, was quoted in WikiLeaks as saying, illegal immigrants could vote as long as they have their drivers license.”

"What I'm saying is don't be naive folks. Don't be naive. One of the big issues that came up last night, was the fact that the Clinton campaign has paid people to disrupt, violently, our rallies, and to incite absolute total bedlam. It's so bad, so bad," Trump added.

"And you know, I have had occasions where we had rallies and it was so incredibly violent. I said, what's going on over here? These were paid people by the Clinton campaign and it just came out," he further said. 

Trump said he gives a lot of credit to the people that brought this out.

"Believe me. This is criminal behaviour that violates centuries of tradition of peaceful, democratic elections. A campaign like Clinton's that will incite violence, is truly a campaign that will do anything to win," he said.

The Republican presidential candidate said that Clinton would endanger the country if elected.

Recent polls have shown Clinton has a steady double-digit lead over Trump after a leaked tape, earlier in October, revealed Trump's lewd remarks about groping women. The lead is more obvious among female voters, where Clinton enjoys a margin of 61 per cent against 28 per cent.

With PTI Inputs

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