Mike Pence says he and Trump will 'absolutely accept' results of election

(ABC NEWS) -- Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence said Sunday that he and his running mate Donald Trump "will absolutely accept the results of the election" on Nov. 8.

"As Donald Trump said in that first debate, and I will say to you today, we will accept the will of the American people," Pence said on NBC's "Meet the Press."

Asked about claims by the Trump campaign that the election is "rigged" against the Republican presidential candidate, Pence said, "One of the great, great traditions of America is the peaceful transfer of power ... Elections get rough. I expect they're going to stay just as rough as they are right now going into November the 8th. The stakes are so high in this election."

Pence also reiterated a point made repeatedly by Trump that the media is slanted against the GOP presidential nominee.

"The American people are tired of the obvious bias in the national media. That's where the sense of a rigged election goes here," Pence said.

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