Sarah Palin, who was Donald Trump’s guest at his third debate last night told reporters in the Spin Room Trump would accept a legitimate election outcome. The former Alaska Governor and 2008 Republican Vice Presidential candidate has kept a low public profile throughout much of 2016. Her husband, Todd accompanied her to this final Presidential debate showdown.
Among other things, Trump said Clinton is a “nasty woman,” and she should never have been allowed to run in the first place. Trump refused to commit to accepting the election outcome if she were to win and said he would base his decision on conditions at the time. Trump has said for weeks the election process is rigged.
Palin says Trump will accept election results if they are “legit results” pic.twitter.com/9fvzz5zLBC
— Holly Bailey (@hollybdc) October 20, 2016
Palin in the spin room pic.twitter.com/Nzn6gxjmBV
— Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) October 20, 2016
— Scare-a-Parnass (@WordsOfSarah) October 20, 2016
It was great to witness UNLV's Presidential debate tonight. Great running in to many friends!
Trump ran the… https://t.co/Agj3GlBIeI
— Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) October 20, 2016
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In a lengthy Facebook post, Sarah Palin elaborated on the subject of rigged elections:
“It was great to witness UNLV’s Presidential debate tonight. Great running in to many friends!
Trump ran the table and clearly explained his vision for making America safe and strong again. What a gamble it would be to vote for status quo failed government… more of the same of what dug us into the mess we’re in today.
Thank you to superb law enforcement personnel for keeping everyone safe tonight. Incredible job; incredibly tough task they accomplish – with a smile, no less!
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 hearkens 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”