Trump: Voter fraud ‘very, very common;’ Hargett: Not in TN

With early voting set to begin Wednesday in Tennessee’s 95 counties, Secretary of State Tre Hargett and state Election Coordinator Mark Goins said  Monday they’ve see no evidence of the voter fraud that Donald Trump contends is common  and setting up a rigged election, reports the Times-Free Press.

Asked about Trump’s assertions that his national contest with Democrat Hillary Clinton is “fixed” or “rigged,” Hargett said, “I hesitate to call somebody irresponsible. But, what I will say is that anything that causes people to have less confidence in being able to go vote, I frown upon regardless of what party that comes from.”

Hargett said the only ones asking him questions about potential fraud have been news reporters following up on Trump’s assertions. That resulted in Monday’s news conference, he said.

At the same time, the TFP carries the latest AP story on Trump’s assertions. An excerpt:

Speaking at a rally Monday night in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Trump doubled down on his widely condemned attempts to undermine the election’s outcome, which are unprecedented in modern presidential politics.

“They even want to try to rig the election at the polling booths. And believe me, there’s a lot going on,” Trumptold a rowdy audience. “Do you ever hear these people? They say there’s nothing’s going on. People that have died 10 years ago are still voting. Illegal immigrants are voting. I mean, where are the street smarts of some of these politicians?”

“So many cities are corrupt,” he added, “and voter fraud is very, very common.”

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