Wednesday, October 19, 2016

GOP senators avoid Trump questions on rigged election

At The Hill by Peter Sullivan,

Republican senators don’t want to talk about Donald Trump’s allegations of a rigged election.
The Hill contacted the offices of all 54 Republican senators and asked them if they think the election is rigged. Thirty-four of the senators’ offices did not respond, while another three declined to comment.

Those that did respond offered little support for the GOP nominee’s claim.

Fifteen senators said they do not think the election is being or will be rigged.

One, Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), wants to “wait and see.”

And only Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), a major Trump backer, offers some support for Trump’s claim.

Even then, Sessions said in a statement that the media is attempting to rig the election through biased coverage; he stopped short of alleging fraud at polling places, as Trump has.

Trump’s claims that the election is being rigged and stolen from him, for which he has offered no real evidence, have dominated headlines for days.

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