“Seems silly media sheep are all chomping down on one issue after this debate, at least according to all the reporters who hollered out this same question to me: ‘What about Trump not accepting the election results?’ More power to Trump for explaining how vitally important the legitimacy of every election is to our democracy within our Republic.
“What reasonable person would preemptively accept any and all hypothetical questions and conditions of any hypothetical election? Trump’s answer was RIGHT. Every American’s sacred vote MUST be respected and legitimized in today’s elections – but they must be FAIR elections. We’re in the midst of proof of voter fraud and questionable – even violent – participatory elements in campaigns. That’s why state legislators are now cracking down on voter fraud via tighter laws ensuring the security of our elections.
“When Trump is pressed on this, it harkens back to all the GOP primary candidates who screamed at Trump to support the Republican nominee – no matter what – and Trump initially responded that he could, depending on fair treatment. That is WISE and INSIGHTFUL! Trump got screwed in that deal when he eventually pledged to support the nominee and then some of his fellow candidates turned tail and refused to reciprocate when Trump won.
“Trump learned – why give opponents permission and incentive to act unfairly and cheat? It’s shortsighted to commit to accepting the outcome of a race REGARDLESS of unscrupulous cheaters. How totally unfair that would be to the American voter! Trump gave potential cheaters fair warning that we’ll not give them any quarter. We’ll hold them accountable. They’d better be on their toes. Cheaters will not win. Of course Trump will accept the legitimate outcome of a legitimate election! What the heck is so hard to understand about that?” – Sarah Palin, writing for her Facebook page.