''What he's saying is he wants to reserve all options and if there is grounds for a recount, 'I will exercise my options,''' says Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus about Donald Trump. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus says he thinks Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is going to win the November election and says "he's the nominee of our party, of course we're behind Donald Trump" during CBS' Face the Nation program on Sunday (October 23). With national opinion polls showing Democrat Hillary Clinton with an increasing lead over Trump ahead of the Nov. 8 election, Trump has repeatedly said the election is being "rigged" against him. He has not offered evidence and numerous studies have shown that the U.S. election system, which is decentralized and run by the states, is sound. At last week's debate with Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, Trump challenged a cornerstone of American democracy by refusing to commit to honoring the result of the U.S. election. "What he's saying is he wants to reserve all options and if there is grounds for a recount, 'I will exercise my options.'" said Priebus on Sunday. In the aftermath of the debate, Trump said he would accept the election outcome "if I win."