Trump Lashes Out at Media for 'Rigged' Election, Says Polling Places Also Compromised

Just hours after running mate Pence says Trump campaign will accept outcome of vote on November 8, candidate Trump tweets that 'the election is absolutely being rigged.'

In this Oct. 14, 2016 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally in Charlotte, N.C.
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Republican candidate Donald Trump on Sunday said that the presidential race was being "rigged" against him at voting locations, questioning the November 8 election's fairness just hours after his running mate Mike Pence said they would accept the outcome. 

"The election is absolutely being rigged by the dishonest and distorted media pushing Crooked Hillary - but also at many polling places - SAD," Trump wrote on Twitter, referring to Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. 

The tweet, as well as previous statements by the candidate, raised questions about whether he would challenge the outcome should he lose to Clinton. 

Pence said Sunday on "Face the Nation" that Republicans would accept the result. 

"We'll respect the outcome of this election," he said. "Donald Trump said in the first debate that we'll respect the will of the American people in this election. The peaceful transfer of power is a hallmark of American history."