Eric Trump says that his father, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, will concede the election if he loses and the results are “legit and fair.” In an Election Day interview with MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Donald Trump’s son said that “all we want is a fair fight, not just for this election but for all elections.”
The Republican presidential nominee has repeatedly warned of a “rigged election,” though there is no evidence of widespread fraud in the electoral system. Eric Trump said, “we’ve seen states where a few thousand votes can make a difference.”
Pressed by MSNBC anchors, he said of his father, “if he loses and it’s legit and fair, and there’s not obvious stuff out there then without question, yes,” he would concede. While Clinton is close to victory mark, Trump must win most of the battleground states to clinch the magic figure of 270 Electoral College votes.
An estimated 200 million people are eligible to cast their votes to elect the country’s 45th president along with hundreds of Congressmen and members of state legislatures and local civic bodies. A record 42 million have already voted using the “early voting” provision of the American electoral system, surpassing the 2012 record when 32.3 million people had voted in advance.