Trump says he will accept election results… if he wins

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DELAWARE, Ohio (WDTN/AP) — In a return to the battleground state of Ohio, Donald Trump mocked his much-derided comment in Wednesday night’s debate that he might not accept the results of the election.

Donald Trump is saying he won’t commit to honoring the results of November’s election because he wants to reserve his right to file a legal challenge “in the case of a questionable result.”

Trump said, “of course I would accept a clear election result.” But he stressed that he was not sure he would receive one, citing misleading statistics on voter fraud. He alleged without evidence that Hillary Clinton’s campaign was trying to “rig” the election.

Trump made the unprecedented assertion during the final presidential debate Wednesday. Asked if he would concede if he loses the election, Trump said, “I will look at it at the time.”

He opened his rally in Delaware, Ohio by joking that he would honor the result “if I win.”

You can watch the full speech here:

RELATED COVERAGE: AP FACT CHECK: Trump, Clinton and their debate claims

Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton will return to Ohio on Friday, campaigning in Cleveland.

National polls showed Clinton in the lead heading into the final debate. Polls in Ohio show a virtual tie between Trump and Clinton.

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