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Paul Ryan Rebukes Trump’s Election ‘Rigging’ Nonsense

Saturday, October 15, 2016 17:57
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As was pointed out earlier, Donald Trump is seeing his campaign unravel. He’s down by an average of just over five points to Hillary Clinton in a 4 way race that includes Gary Johnson and Jill Stein. He is down nearly seven points in a head to head matchup with her.

His bright idea? Say the election is rigged against him.

While the Ashby Law firm went into detail over this wild theory, Paul Ryan has issued a much simpler rebuke, but one that still matters:

House Speaker Paul Ryan pushed back against Donald Trump’s claims that the election is being rigged through a spokesperson on Saturday.

“Our democracy relies on confidence in election results, and the speaker is fully confident the states will carry out this election with integrity,” Ryan’s press secretary AshLee Strong said in an email to BuzzFeed News when asked about Trump’s claims.

Over the course of the chaotic past week since the explosive tape of Trump bragging about sexual assault was leaked, Trump has grown ever more conspiratorial, saying repeatedly in campaign appearances that the election is being “rigged” as part of a globalist conspiracy against him aimed at helping Hillary Clinton.

“This election is being rigged by the media pushing false and unsubstantiated charges, and outright lies, in order to elect Crooked Hillary!” Trump tweeted on Saturday.

Trump’s surrogates are beginning to repeat this line as well, with Sen. Jeff Sessions — a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee — telling a crowd in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, “They are attempting to rig this election.”

This is really irresponsible on the part of Trump and his surrogates. Trump has been howling about rigged systems going back to the primaries. Senator Sessions on the other hand, should know better.

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  • The election is in fact rigged, this is not opinion nor hyperbole! The Constitution created the electoral college to choose the president.
    The electoral college has been usurped by two private corporations “RNC/DNC”.. The states are charged by the Constitution to choose the electors but since the rnc/dnc have placed their POLITICAL AGENTS in positions of power via local rigged elections “and yes the local elections for the most part are rigged by the rnc/dnc as well”.
    The RNC/DNC throw a lot of money into local/state elections and just as much at national elections, so that they can control who gets to run for office and they do their best to ensure that only their political agents get on the ballots!
    These locally/state fraudulently elected political agents of the dnc/rnc then go on to choose the electors for the electoral college, thereby controlling WHO get’s CHOSEN as President.
    NOW YOU KNOW, THE ELECTIONS ARE IN FACT RIGGED!

  • WRONG FORUM, LIB-TROLL! HE IS NOT DOWN AT ALL. CHECK THE RASMUSSEN POLL AND DATA. HE’S RUNNING AHEAD OF HER AND THE BERNIE-CROWD IS THE ONES LIKELY TO VOTE FOR THE INDEPENDENTS. YOU ARE SPOUTING BS…PURE BS! THE DAMN SYSTEM IS RIGGED AND WE’VE ALL KNOWN IT TO SOME EXTENT FOR DECADES BUT WE JUST NOW GOT A CANDIDATE WHO ISN’T PART OF THE SYSTEM WHO MIGHT ACTUALLY WIN…SO YA’KNOW WHAT…WE’RE BACKING HIM AND WE’LL BACK HIM TO THE WALL AND FURTHER! KEEP UP WITH YOUR LIES. WHEN THE SMOKE CLEARS, WE’LL SEE WHO OCCUPIES THE WHITE HOUSE!

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