Trump has vehemently denied the allegations of assault and threatened legal action against The New York Times for a story giving the accounts of two women making accusations against him.
Trump has attempted to deflect the controversy by reminding Americans of Bill Clinton's checkered past with women and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton's words related to those cases. "Media rigging election!" Trump wrote.
Mook acknowledged Arizona is an "uphill climb", but he said Trump has created opportunities for Clinton and Democrats running down the ballot, particularly with the state's large Hispanic population. "Because I don't know what's going on with her, but at the beginning of her last debate, she was all pumped up at the beginning, and at the end it was like, huff, take me down".
"The election is being rigged by corrupt media pushing completely false allegations and outright lies in an effort to elect her president". FiveThirtyEight noted that his polling in New Hampshire, one of the closest swing states this election cycle, shows that Trump may have been knocked to the canvas by the Access Hollywood tapes and the sexual assault allegations that followed, but isn't yet knocked out entirely. He reiterated similar claims at a later rally in Bangor, Maine.
The new CNU poll shows that Clinton's lead over Trump expanded from a 7-percentage point lead she held in early October, when another poll found Clinton leading Trump 42% to 35% in the state at the time. Believe me, she would not be my first choice, that I can tell you.
Some of Trump's surrogates on Sunday also raised the idea of election fraud. A spokeswoman for House Speaker Paul Ryan said the Wisconsin lawmaker is "fully confident the states will carry out this election with integrity".
On Saturday, Trump's Ohio state director released a letter saying that Ohio Republican Party Chairman Matt Borges "no longer has any affiliation" with the campaign. Trump will never do the right thing for his party.
Enthusiasm for Trump has fallen from a high of 91% among his supporters to a new low of 79%.
Despite Donald Trump's repeated denials of nefarious behavior toward women and his media-blaming tactics, a new ABC/Washington Post poll shows that almost 7 in 10 voters think Trump probably did make unwanted advances on women.
Clinton's team now says it sees opportunities in Arizona and Georgia and in Utah where the politically dominant Mormon community has taken issue with Trump's inflammatory rhetoric and positions on refugee issues.
The latest woman to come forward, Cathy Heller, 63, of NY, told the Guardian newspaper that in or around 1997, Trump kissed her on the lips upon first meeting her during a Mother's Day brunch at his Florida estate. She alleges that when she leaned back, he said, "oh, come on", before moving forward and kissing her on the lips. Clinton's team is also putting an additional $1 million into efforts in Missouri and in, and expanding already existing operations by $6 million in seven battleground states, according to campaign manager Robby Mook. The Guardian said it spoke to a relative who saw part of the interaction.
Pence even went so far as to condemn any intimidation tactics by Trump supporters at the polling booth on election day.
In this survey, Clinton's support among women is nearly double that of Trump, 50-26 percent.
Pence, also the governor of IN, argued Sunday that the liberal-leaning media has continued to publish and air "unsubstantiated allegations" while "willfully ignoring" factual reports about questionable behavior by Clinton, her family foundation and her campaign.
Clinton was spending the day with advisers near her home in NY, preparing for the final debate Wednesday night. "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".