Biden: ‘I am going to accept the outcome of this election’
By Abiodun Ogundairo
12 October 2020 | 1:46 pm
Former Vice President and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden tells reporters his earlier comments, that he can only lose if 'chicanery' occurs at polling stations, were "taken out of context". "I am going to accept the outcome of this election, period," he said before boarding a plan to leave Pennsylvania.
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