After spending the better part of the week lying about widespread voter fraud, encouraging violence to suppress voter turnout, fearmongering through conspiracy theories and indicating to his supporters that it’s okay to incite violence at polling sites if necessary, Donald Trump continued to threaten the legitimacy of our elections and the stability of our democracy last night when he disgracefully refused to commit to accepting the outcome of the election.
Senator Richard Burr has no choice but to respond to and condemn Trump’s threats.
Trump’s threats to incite chaos are beyond the pale, and they aren’t new
. Trump has been claiming the election is rigged for months, and Senator Burr has stuck with him. That a major party nominee is willing to threaten the stability of our democracy because he’s a sore loser is shocking and unprecedented. They can’t be ignored, and Senator Burr will be complicit in Trump’s threats if he fails to condemn them.
Published: Oct 20, 2016