Why Should Trump Accept the Election Results?
The headline on the October 20 edition of the Washington Post blared, “Trump won’t vow to honor results,” referring to the election that the Post devoutly hopes will go to his opponent, the corrupt and criminal Hillary Clinton. The Post’s exaggerated headline is only symptomatic of the hyperventilating on both sides of the aisle over Trump’s refusal to commit to personally accepting a negative election result. The fact is, Trump’s position is both quite logical and constitutionally inconsequential.
Most obviously, Trump believes, with some good reason, that the election process as a whole is “rigged” against him (and by extension any Republican candidate). In light of Trump’s having stated that position, and supported it at least in part, it actually is rather absurd to expect him to have answered Chris Wallace’s question during the debate other than how he did. Would it have been better for Trump to have said something like “Well, sure, Chris – even though I believe that Hillary belongs in jail, the Democrats are engaged in voting fraud, and the mainstream media has abandoned any hint of objectivity in order to see an utterly corrupt candidate elected, I’ll accept the results of the election, no matter how egregious, unethical, immoral, unfair and criminal they may be”? That would have been an illogical statement. – READ MORE