Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton says her Republican rival, Donald Trump, is a threat to U.S. democracy for refusing to say he'll respect the results of the November 8 election. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Sunday (October 23) called her Republican rival "a direct threat to our democracy" for refusing to say that he'll accept the results of the November 8 election. Clinton told a crowd of supporters in Charlotte, North Carolina that she was surprised to hear Trump say that at the third debate between the two major party nominees, but she added that, "some people are sore losers. We just gotta keep going." Since the debate, Trump has said he would accept a "clear" election result but reserved the right to file a legal challenge, but he continues to tell supporters at his campaign rallies that the elections are "rigged" in favor of Clinton. The latest Reuters/Ipsos States of the Nation project poll shows Clinton maintains a commanding lead in the race to win the Electoral College. According to the project, she has a better than 95 percent chance of winning, if the election was held this week. The mostly likely outcome would be 326 votes for Clinton to 212 for Trump with little more than two weeks to go until the Nov. 8 election.