Washington, Oct 21: US Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday warned that Republican presidential candidate Dold Trump’s refusal to commit himself to accepting the result of the November 8 elections, if he is defeated, is a “threat” to the country’s democratic process. “No democratic process can be sustained without a sense of trust. He’s questioning not the legitimacy of our elections, (but) the legitimacy of our democracy,” EFE news quoted Biden as saying in New Hampshire, where he is campaigning for Trump’s Democratic rival, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Trump’s failure to commit himself to accepting the election result is “a big problem”, besides being a “threat to our democratic process”, emphasised Biden on a visit to one of Clinton’s campaign offices. Biden said that the response of the public to Trump’s challenge should be to ensure an “exceptiol turnout” at the polls in November.
Almost at the same time Biden was speaking, Trump said at a Delaware, Ohio, campaign rally that he will accept the results of the elections “if I win”. The mogul remarked that he would accept a “clear” election result, but “would also reserve my right to contest or file a legal challenge in the case of a questioble result. And always, I will follow and abide by all of the rules and traditions of all of the many candidates who have come before me. Always”. (IANS)