In the post-debate spin room, CBS News’ Major Garret corralled Gov. Mike Pence (R-IN) and challenged him on Donald Trump’s reluctance to commit to accept the results of an election that has not happened yet.
After giving Garrett his prepared remarks praising Trump for “winning the debate outright” and emphasizing the issues that matter to the American people including immigration, crime, national security and the Supreme Court, Garrett re-asked him his original question regarding the acceptance of November’s election.
Pence said, “there’s no question Donald Trump will accept the outcome of this election because he’s going to win the election.”
Garrett pressed and Pence laid it out for the media to understand exactly what’s at play here. He detailed media bias and inherent voter fraud that goes unreported by that same biased media. After several minute explaining the basis of concern over the systems in the media and political systems lined up on ehalf of Democrats, he summed things up:
He’s a candidate for President of the United States of America. He has every right, he has the prerogative, to wait and see how the results of the election come out. Sometimes extraordinary circumstances develop. We saw that in the year 2000. When Al Gore conceded the election, and then withdrew his concession, and the matter ultimately was resolved in the Supreme Court. I think what you heard Donald Trump say tonight was out of concern for, frankly, the fairly obvious bias in the national media, and out of concern for pockets and instances of voter fraud around the country. He said he would look at it at the time. He reserved the right and as a candidate for president of the United States of America. I have every confidence that if this election is conducted in a way that is fair and proper, we’ll move forward as a country together.
If he was holding a mic, he would have dropped it.