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Trump will accept election results, 'if I win'

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>> I will tell you at the time. I'll keep you in suspense. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump stunning debate statement that he might not accept the outcome of the presidential election exploding across headlines, causing some to worry that the candidate could weaken, if not undermine a pillar of American Democracy.
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The nominee taking it even further at a rally Thursday, practically mocking those that expressed alarm.>> I will totally accept the results of this great and historic presidential election, if I win.>>
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>> As Trump's poll numbers continue to slide, he's taken to calling the entire election into question, accusing the media of bias, claiming widespread election fraud, calling on followers to monitor polling stations in certain cities.
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Reuter's political correspondent, James Oliphant.>> What this rigged election talk really does is it gives him a bit of an excuse. If he loses, he can say, well, we tried, but they were always against it. So that does preserve his ego in all of this, but it also does give him a sort of a connection with his base that will exist beyond the election.
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They're basically gonna be partners in grievance going forward and Trump may be able to exploit that for political or business purposes, should he decide either to stay in politics or, as some people have suggested, start a new political network.>> Another reason Trump may want to keep talking about rigged elections, it could distract from the recent claims of sexual impropriety made against the real estate mogul.
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Yet another woman coming forward Thursday to allege he commented on her legs, grabbed her arm, and touched her breast.>> Don't you know who I am? That's what he said to me.>> In the debate, Trump stating his accusers claims have been quote, debunked, but his campaign has presented very little evidence to that effect.
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People magazine standing by their reporter's account of being pushed up against a wall and forcibly kissed by the man now seeking the White House.