Republicans are going after Donald Trump after he said the election will be rigged:
“The election is absolutely being rigged by the dishonest and distorted media pushing Crooked Hillary — but also at many polling places — SAD,” Trump wrote on Twitter on Sunday.
Jon A. Husted, secretary of state of Ohio, said it was “wrong and engaging in irresponsible rhetoric” for any candidate to question the integrity of elections without evidence. Husted, a Republican, said he would have no reason to hesitate to certify the results of the election.
“We have made it easy to vote and hard to cheat,” Husted said in an interview on Sunday. “We are going to run a good, clean election in Ohio, like we always do.”
What that’s you say Jon Husted (bold added)?
In Cleveland’s Cuyahoga County, 40,000 voters were “unlawfully purged,” attorneys claimed.
Husted, a Republican, said the lawsuit was “politically motivated, election-year politics (and) a waste of taxpayer dollars.”
He insisted that he maintains the state voter rolls in compliance with state and federal laws as well as an agreement with the same federal court four years ago stemming from a similar legal complaint.
“Voter rolls with deceased voters and people who’ve moved out-of-state have long contributed to the problems of voter fraud, long lines and discarded ballots,” Husted said. “In 2011, there were several Ohio counties with more registered voters than eligible voters.”
Jon Husted has been a long-time cheerleader for Voter ID laws, now what do you have Jon?
In reality, an exhaustive report released last year by Husted, no voting-rights champion, found just 135 possible voter-fraud cases out of around 5.63 million votes cast. Not a single case that would have been stopped by a voter ID law has turned up.
So Jon Husted has been yelling about the need for a voter ID law because of fraud … even though there is no evidence of any. Let’s go back to his bit:
Jon A. Husted, secretary of state of Ohio, said it was “wrong and engaging in irresponsible rhetoric” for any candidate to question the integrity of elections without evidence.