For the second day in a row, President Trump refused to commit to accepting the results of November’s election if his rival Joe Biden wins. Trump was asked about the election as he left the White House Thursday to campaign in North Carolina.
President Donald Trump: “We want to make sure the election is honest, and I’m not sure that it can be. I don’t — I don’t know that it can be with this whole situation — unsolicited ballots. They’re unsolicited, millions being sent to everybody.”
Trump’s threat to invalidate the will of the voters sparked widespread alarm among Democrats and progressives. On Thursday, Vermont independent Senator Bernie Sanders delivered a major address saying the future of American democracy is at stake.
Sen. Bernie Sanders: “We must ensure, in this unprecedented moment in American history, that this is an election that is free and fair, an election in which voters are not intimidated, an election in which all votes are counted, and an election in which the loser accepts the results.”