“I will totally accept the results of this great and historic presidential election — if I win,” Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump told a rally in Newark, Ohio on Thursday.
“Of course I would accept a clear election result, but I would also reserve my right to contest or file a legal challenge in the case of a questionable result,” he continued.
“I will follow and abide by all the rules and traditions of all of the many candidates who came before me, always,” he added.
“Bottom line,” he concluded, “we’re going to win.”
Trump’s opponent, Hillary Clinton, and her running mate, Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia, however, claimed Thursday that reserving his “right to contest or file a legal challenge in the case of a questionable result” was contrary to American political tradition, despite her own vigorous support for Al Gore’s exercise of that right in the contested 2000 Presidential election.