The most revealing moment of the night, and of any debate this cycle, came from one of Wallace’s signature direct questions when he asked Trump, point blank, “Do you make the same commitment that you will absolutely – sir, that you will absolutely accept the result of this election?”. He suggested in the final debate that a lack of confidence in the process was preventing him from guaranteeing that he would honour its result. He brushed off the likelihood of that happening with a confident prediction that “we’re not going to lose”.
“I will totally accept the results of this great and historic presidential election. if I win”, the Republican nominee told cheering supporters in Delaware, Ohio.
“Suppose Clinton wins with less than 50 per cent of the vote, which is quite possible with third-party candidates taking votes away from the two leading candidates”, Professor Morgan said.
Americans – and the world – don’t need “suspense” as they count down to the election in 18 days. Obama has described Trump as unfit for the White House.
Mrs Clinton was the first one to laugh when Mr Trump joked that she had bumped into him earlier in the night “and she very simply said ‘Pardon me”‘ – an unsubtle reference to the Republican nominee’s frequent declarations that his opponent should go to jail.
‘I will tell you at the time.
Trump is holding a rally in Ohio Thursday before attending the charity dinner in Midtown.
In CNN/ORC polling, Clinton won the first debate by 62 percent over Trump’s 27 percent, though this poll was criticized for oversampling Democrats, polling 41 percent Democrats compared to 26 percent Republicans and 33 percent independents. But that wasn’t the question he answered during the debate. Trump repeated a frequent line: “Nobody has more respect for women than I do”.
Trump then went on to say that even asking him to accept the results of the election is unfair. The results of its 2008 U.S. Senate race between Democrat Al Franken and Republican Norm Coleman were the closest in modern U.S. history. Though postelection challenges are not uncommon when few votes separate candidates, it’s extraordinary for a candidate to raise the prospect before Election Day.
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Polls suggest Mrs Clinton is ahead nationally and in key battleground states.
Her payroll topped 800 people, coming in as her second-highest expense of the month, about 5.5 million dollars (£4.5m). “You are much likelier to get struck by lightning than have somebody next to you commit voter fraud”.
Trump denied any relationship with Putin and said he would condemn any foreign interference in the election.
Trump’s shattering of political convention dominated United States newspaper headlines and television coverage. The Clinton campaign has said the Federal Bureau of Investigation also is investigating Russia’s involvement in the hacking of a top adviser’s emails.
Responding to a question on the role of the Supreme Court in amending the constitution, Clinton said she feels strongly that the Supreme Court needs to stand on the side of the American people, which means it should stand up on behalf of LGBT and women’s rights, and the rights of individuals over corporations. “It is weird that he couldn’t accept reality”, she said.
President Barack Obama, speaking at a Clinton campaign rally in Miami on Thursday, criticised Trump for his remarks suggesting the integrity of the USA election system is in question.
Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway on Thursday tried to defend Trump, saying in television interviews he was “putting people on notice” about voting irregularities.
Though all elections contain the possibility of human error or attempts at vote-fixing, verifiable examples of election fraud are rare. He has not offered specific evidence, and numerous studies have shown that the USA election system, which is decentralized and run by the states, is sound.