The closer the race, the more likely a legal challenge

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump arrives to speak during a campaign rally, Friday, Nov. 4, 2016, in Atkinson, N.H. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)DENVER (AP) — Donald Trump has notoriously refused to say he would accept a loss to Hillary Clinton in the Nov. 8 election, raising the prospect of a prolonged legal fight that could roil the nation. Legal battles over voting results are rarely successful but they do happen — most famously in 2000, when a 537-vote margin separated Democrat Al Gore and Republican George W. Bush in the must-win state of Florida. In that case, it took a Supreme Court ruling along party lines to resolve the dispute and make Bush president.

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