At last night’s debate and in an unprecedented move in American electoral history, Donald Trump would not commit to honor the results of the presidential election if he loses. Condemnation from Republicans across the country was swift as they denounced Trump’s dangerous statement. However, Wisconsin Republicans, including 8th Congressional Candidate Mike Gallagher, have not said a word.
“The peaceful transfer of power is a bedrock of our American Democracy,” Democratic Party of Wisconsin spokesperson Brandon Weathersby said on Thursday. “Mike Gallagher needs to tell Wisconsinites immediately if he believes Donald Trump should refuse to accept the election results.
“Trump’s threat to our Democracy is an insult to everything we stand for as Americans. Mike Gallagher has stood shoulder to shoulder with Donald Trump regardless of what he says or does, but in light of this newest offense, Gallagher needs to condemn Trump’s comments if he truly believes in our Democratic process,” Weathersby concluded.
See what other Republicans and news outlets across the country had to say about Trump’s refusal to accept the election results:
NY Mag: Donald Trump Confirms At Third Debate He Is A Domestic Insurrectionist
The Hill: GOP senators slam Trump for refusing to say he’ll honor election results
Washington Post: Donald Trump’s astonishing, damaging refusal to accept the fundamental premise of American elections
New York Times: Donald Trump Attacks Democracy Itself
VOX: Donald Trump’s astonishing, damaging refusal to accept the fundamental premise of American elections
Washington Post Ed Board: Trump’s breathtaking repudiation of American democracy
Huffington Post: Donald Trump Refuses To Commit To Accepting His Forthcoming Election Loss
LA Times: Donald Trump declines to say he’d accept the results of the election, but voter fraud almost never happens