Gov. Hogan: Trump Has Got To Accept The Reality And Concede, "Part Of Me" Worried He Won't | Video | RealClearPolitics

Gov. Hogan: Trump Has Got To Accept The Reality And Concede, "Part Of Me" Worried He Won't

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Republican Governor Larry Hogan said "there's a part of me that's worried" Trump won’t concede if he loses in an interview with Margaret Hoover on PBS' 'Firing Line.'

If it comes to that, "O will be pushing and I think other people in my party hopefully will be there, too, to make sure that he does the right thing for the country," Hogan says.


HOOVER: Is there a part of you, Governor, that is worried that the president won't concede if he doesn't win the election?

HOGAN: Well, there’s certainly, uh, there's part of me that's worried about that. I mean, I believe very strongly that our system has worked for 200 years and it's going to work. And that one way or another, we're going to have a transition. If it looks as if the election results pan out the way they are, we don't have serious court challenges that are credible, I think there's going to be enormous pressure on the president. While I think they're going to continue to challenge some of these states in various courts, I think there's going to be growing pressure for him to change his tune and to maybe accept the results of the election.

HOOVER: Given what we know about the president's posture and that he is going to fight to the finish, what will you do if he doesn't concede at the appropriate time?

HOGAN: Well, look, I'm not going to say the president shouldn't be fighting to the finish and that he should fight to make sure every vote is counted fairly. And if there are legitimate challenges, that's what our system's all about. But if it gets to the point where they're not legitimate challenges and there is no path to turning things around and everybody decides that there's, you know, the election is over, I think there's going to be, and I will be pushing, and I think other people in my party hopefully will be there, too, to make sure that he does the right thing for the country. I'm hopeful that he will.

HOOVER: What does that look like? What will you do?

HOGAN: Well, I think at some point he's got to accept the reality and concede. And I don't see that happening right away because I think they're going to pursue some of these challenges. But some of those court decisions are going to hopefully be made pretty quickly. And the handwriting may be on the wall.
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