Original story from Associated Press:
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump is declining to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he loses the Nov. 3 presidential election. Trump told reporters Wednesday he would “have to see what happens” when asked about the matter. Trump’s Democratic challenger, Joe Biden, responded by asking, “What country are we in?” It is highly unusual that a sitting president would express less than complete confidence in the American democracy’s electoral process. But he also declined four years ago to commit to honoring the election results if his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, won.
Additional comments from Senator Ron Johnson:
When asked about the President’s comments on the transfer of power by WTMJ’s Gene Mueller, Senator Ron Johnson said the following-
“It’s not the way I interpreted it. I think the President has been raising legitimate concern about what’s going to happen with this dramatic increase in mail-in balloting. With the Supreme Court decision in the state of Pennsylvania, they’ll accept ballots without postmarks, they’ll count them three days later. Now a federal district judge ruling here in Wisconsin, we’ll continue to count ballots six days past the election. I’m highly concerned about what’s going to happen with this election. The fact that we won’t know potentially who is the next President of the United States for days, potentially weeks, after the election. So I think he was certainly making that point as he has raised it multiple times. And I think the other point he was just making was that he expects to win, so he doesn’t think there’s going to be a transition.”
For the full interview with the Senator on Wisconsin’s Morning News, click in the player above.