A dozen Republicans running in elections in battleground states will not say whether they will accept the results of the midterm elections.
The Washington Post conducted a survey of candidates running in 19 of the most competitive races across the country. They asked a simple question: “Will you accept the results of your election?”
Of the 19 Republicans, 12 either refused to commit or didn’t respond while 7 say they will accept the results.
Among the GOP candidates who say they will accept the outcome of their election is Joe O’Dea, who is running for U.S. Senate in Colorado against incumbent democratic senator Michael Bennet.
“There’s no polite way to put it. We have become a nation of poor sports and cry babies,” O’Dea told The Post. “We’ll keep a close eye on things, but after the process is done and the votes are counted, I’ll absolutely accept the outcome.”
Eighteen out of the 19 Democratic candidates say they will accept the results of the election. The only Democrat who did not answer was Kansas incumbent Gov. Laura Kelly, who is locked in a tight race with Republican AG Derek Schmidt.