Newspapers Highlight Trump’s Stunning Failure To Confirm He Will Accept Election Results

After Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said he could not confirm that he would accept the result of the presidential election, newspapers across America all used their front pages to highlight this stunning development.

During the third presidential debate, Fox anchor and debate moderator Chris Wallace asked Trump if he would accept the integrity of the American electoral process if he lost. Trump, who has spent the last few weeks claiming that the only way he could lose is if the election were rigged against him, said he will “look at it at the time” and will keep Americans “in suspense.” Media recoiled at Trump’s comment, calling it “horrifying” and a “rejection of U.S. democracy.”

Newspaper editors led their October 20 editions with the story. Images accessed via Newseum archives:

The New York Times

The Washington Post

Los Angeles Times

The Wall Street Journal

The Chicago Tribune

USA Today

The Boston Globe

Houston Chronicle

The Dallas Morning News

The Post and Courier

The Philadelphia Inquirer

The Columbus Dispatch

The Charlotte Observer

Orlando Sentinel

Naples Daily News

Miami Herald

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Wisconsin State Journal

Quad-City Times

Sioux City Journal

Loveland Reporter-Herald

The Denver Post

Concord Monitor

New Hampshire Union-Leader