Mike Pence said Sunday that Republicans would accept the results of the presidential election and that Donald Trump’s claims that the race has been rigged referred to a biased news media and not elections officials.
But within hours of Pence’s comments, Trump took to Twitter to partly disagree with his running mate, as he has several times in recent days.
Trump wrote, without providing any evidence, that “many polling places” were trying to tilt the Nov. 8 election to his opponent, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
A local Republican Party office in North Carolina was damaged by fire, and someone spray-painted an anti-GOP slogan on a nearby wall, authorities said Sunday.
A news release from the town of Hillsborough said someone threw a bottle filled with flammable liquid through the window of the Orange County Republican Party headquarters overnight. The substance ignited and damaged furniture and the interior before burning out.
The news release said an adjacent building was spray-painted with the words "Nazi Republicans leave town or else."
As he fell further behind in polls and battled allegations of sexual misconduct in recent days, Donald Trumpmoved to darker corners. He sketched out conspiracies involving global bankers, casually threatened to jail his political opponent, and warned in increasingly specific terms that a loss by him would spell the end of civilization.
The distrust of U.S. institutions that Trump has nurtured among his core supporters is readily apparent.
One North Carolina man predicted in an interview that the military would probably assassinate Hillary Clinton if she’s elected president. A woman at an Iowa town hall for Trump’s running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, offered to join a revolution if Clinton prevails. Another man at an Ocala, Fla., rally was certain Trump would clean house at the FBI and scores of other federal bureaucracies if he wins.