Las Vegas — Donald Trump refused to say he would accept the results of the November 8 election if he loses, an extraordinary statement about one of the underpinnings of US democracy that his opponent, Hillary Clinton, called “horrifying”. Asked on Wednesday at the third and final presidential debate whether he would accept the outcome of the election, Trump would say only, “I will look at it at the time,” adding later, “I will keep you in suspense.” The Republican nominee defended his claim that the election is “rigged” by saying the media is “dishonest” and “corrupt” and Clinton “should have never been allowed to run”. “Let’s be clear about what he is saying and what that means,” Clinton replied. “He’s denigrating, he’s talking down our democracy, and I, for one, am appalled that somebody who is the nominee of one of our two major parties would take that kind of position.” The debate in Las Vegas began with the two candidates exchanging sharply different views in a series of civil ...

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