We're now used to Trump's attacks on our democratic institutions, notably his refusal to accept the results of the election. But this post is about Trump's running mate, Indiana's Gov. Mike Pence. Pence has broken with Trump on other issues but has eventually fallen into line and supported Trump's positions, no matter how crazy they are. Here's the latest example from NBC News.
In recent days, Pence had insisted that the ticket would "absolutely accept the results of the election."
But on Thursday, Trump refuted that assertion.
"I will totally accept the results of this great and historic presidential election — if I win," Trump told a crowd of supporters in Ohio earlier in the day.
Trump added: "I would also reserve my right to contest or file a legal challenge in the case of a questionable result."
Despite just 24 hours earlier seemingly having rejected the notion of a contested election, Pence on Thursday echoed Trump's statement that he had the right to "contest" outcomes.
For some observers Pence seems to be setting himself up to run for president in 2020. With 20/20 political vision, we are getting a pretty clear look at the character of this man who would be our leader.
Also check out the video clip from The Rachel Maddow Show.