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Sen. Tim Scott Refuses to Confirm He Will Accept 2024 Election Results

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Sen. Tim Scott Refuses to Confirm He Will Accept 2024 Election Results

In a recent interview on NBC News’ “Meet the Press,” South Carolina Senator Tim Scott, a Republican, sidestepped questions about whether he would accept the results of the 2024 presidential election, irrespective of the outcome.

Tim Scott, when asked directly if he would acknowledge the election results, responded, “At the end of the day, the 47th president of the United States will be President Donald Trump.”

Despite repeated attempts by moderator Kristen Welker to get a clear “Yes or no?” answer, Scott reiterated his initial statement.

Tim Scott, who had previously contested for the Republican nomination for president against Trump, dropped out of the race last November and subsequently endorsed the former president. He is now believed to be a strong contender for Trump’s vice-presidential candidate.

However, Scott’s stance appears to have shifted since the 2020 presidential election when Trump disputed the election’s integrity and made unfounded claims of voter fraud across various states.

Prior to the congressional session on January 6, 2021, to certify the presidential election results, Tim Scott stated, “The President’s legal team exercised its right to access the courts by initiating suits in state and federal courts in numerous states.

Some of these lawsuits have even been presided over and adjudicated by conservative judges nominated by President Trump. Thus far, no justice, judge or fact finder has found evidence indicating the election results in those states should be overturned.”

Scott further clarified his position, stating, “As I read the Constitution, there is no constitutionally viable means for the Congress to overturn an election wherein the states have certified and sent their Electors.” He later voted to certify the results of the presidential election.

During a campaign event in Davenport, Iowa, in June, Scott disagreed with voters who claimed the 2020 election was stolen. “I do not believe the election was stolen. I do believe that states created a new system, mail-in ballots, that did not have signature verification,” Scott said.

When an audience member raised questions about “cheating” in the election, Scott responded, “There was cheating, but was the election stolen? There’s a difference. I think every election there’s cheating.”

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