Republicans cast doubt on Donald Trump ‘rigged’ election claims

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton debate in Las Vegas. (Josh Haner/The New York Times)

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton debate in Las Vegas. (Josh Haner/The New York Times)

Part-time Palm Beacher Donald Trumps nationally televised refusal to say whether he’ll accept the results of the Nov. 8 presidential election came Wednesday night after he has repeatedly complained about a “rigged” election and made allegations of “large scale voter fraud” that members of his own party dispute.

Asked during Wednesday’s debate with Hillary Clinton if he would pledge to accept the election results, Trump said: “I will look at it at the time. I’m not looking at anything now. I’ll look at it at the time.”

Trump has been describing the election as “rigged” at many of his campaign rallies. And in a tweet on Monday, Trump said: “Of course there is large scale voter fraud happening on and before election day. Why do Republican leaders deny what is going on? So naive!”

Trump’s pre-debate complaints were dismissed as “whining” by President Barack Obama this week. Republicans have criticized Trump claims as well, with Ohio’s Republican Secretary of State John Husted calling them “irresponsible” and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio dismissing them as implausible and baseless.

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