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These are the Republicans’ Conditions for Accepting Trump’s Loss… Will the 2020 Scenario Repeat?

Will Republicans accept the outcome of the next presidential elections if their former candidate, former President Donald Trump, loses?

Trump, who lost the 2020 elections to current President Joe Biden, set a precedent in American history by rejecting, along with his supporters, the election results that ousted him from the White House, describing them as rigged. Trump supporters even went as far as storming the Capitol in January in protest against the outcome.

According to the American site Axios, the commitment to accept the election results has always been a customary norm in American elections, but with Trump, that is no longer guaranteed.

As the electoral race approaches its conclusion in November this year, Republicans are not providing a clear answer as to whether they will accept the election outcome or not.

Republican Senator Jay D. Vance from Ohio said on CNN’s “State of the Union” program that he would accept the results if they were “fair and free.” Vance had stated last February that if he had been Trump‘s running mate in 2020, he would have asked states to provide alternative lists of electors and let Congress decide.

The spokesman for the Speaker of the US House of Representatives, Taylor Holsy, told The New York Times that House Speaker Mike Johnson “will abide by the rule of law” in accepting the results, but he agrees to legal challenges.

Republican Senator Tim Scott has repeatedly dodged the question of whether he would accept the results of the next elections, calling it a “hypothetical question.”

Congresswoman Elise Stefanik asserted that she would accept the results if they were “constitutional,” while describing the 2020 elections as “unconstitutional” due to changes in the voting process during the coronavirus pandemic.

Senator Lindsey Graham said he would accept the results if there was no “major fraud,” while Congressman Byron Donalds conditioned his acceptance of the results on their fairness and compliance with states’ own laws.

This comes as Trump campaign officials insist that the 2020 elections were stolen from the former White House occupant, who is actively seeking to return to the presidency despite the legal issues he faces.

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