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US Senator Marco Rubio, who is part of the “gang of eight,” has declared he will not accept the results of the upcoming November 5 election if they appear “unfair.”

During an interview on NBC News’s “Meet the Press,” host Kristen Welker asked Rubio if he would accept the 2024 election results, regardless of the outcome. Rubio, a Florida Republican, responded, “No matter what happens? No. If it’s an unfair election, I think it’s going to be contested by either side.”

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He added, “If it’s unfair, we are going to do the same thing Democrats do. We’re going to use lawyers to go to court and point out the fact that states are not following their own election laws.”

This statement aligns with the approach of former President Donald Trump and his allies, who have been questioning the legitimacy of the election process as a potential strategy to contest a loss. Trump, maintaining a lead in several key states according to recent polls, has reiterated his reluctance to commit to accepting the election results, reminiscent of his stance during the 2020 election.

Currently serving his third term in the Senate, Rubio is considered a possible candidate for Trump’s vice-presidential pick. His position mirrors that of other potential candidates, including U.S. Senator Tim Scott and North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum, who have similarly refrained from guaranteeing they would accept the election outcomes. Rubio has criticized Democrats for what he claims is a history of contesting Republican victories since 2000. 


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