GOP candidate claims media bias, voting impropriety
by Stephanie Armour and Reid J. Epstein
GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump on Sunday intensified his charge that November’s election is rigged against him by media bias and malfeasance at the ballot box, after his running mate, Mike Pence, tried to temper the nominee’s rhetoric by saying the Republicans would accept the Nov. 8 election result.
The mixed messages on the Republican ticket came as the presidential race turns toward this week’s final debate and as both campaigns were pressing the message that controversies dogging their candidacies are being pushed by outside, opposing forces. Democrat Hillary Clinton’s running mate, Tim Kaine, Sunday charged that the Russian government is trying to sway the election to Trump through hacks of campaign emails.