Donald Trump Intensifies His Claim That Campaign Is ‘Rigged’ (New York Slimes Alert!)
The New York Slimes ^ | 2016-10-16 | Jonathan Martin and Alexander Burns
Posted on 10/16/2016, 4:05:58 PM by E. Pluribus Unum
WASHINGTON — Donald J. Trump on Sunday intensified his claims that the presidential campaign is “rigged” against him, sowing doubts about the integrity of the country’s democratic process even as his own running mate and other Republican leaders sought to assure voters they viewed the election as legitimate.
“The election is absolutely being rigged by the dishonest and distorted media pushing Crooked Hillary — but also at many polling places — SAD,” Mr. Trump wrote on Twitter on Sunday.
Mr. Trump’s made his incendiary claim just hours after his running mate, Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana, had tried to play down the Republican nominee’s increasingly heated questions about the fairness of the election. Mr. Pence said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that he and Mr. Trump “will absolutely accept the result of the election.”
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