Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump questioned the legitimacy of the US political process in a controversial tweet on Sunday.
The election is absolutely being rigged by the dishonest and distorted media pushing Crooked Hillary – but also at many polling places – SAD
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 16 October 2016
Former New York mayor and Trump’s advisor, Rudy Giuliani, backed the presidential nominee telling CNN: “You want me to [say] that I think the election in Philadelphia and Chicago is going to be fair? I would have to be a moron to say that.”
He went on to say “I’m sorry, dead people generally vote for Democrats rather than Republicans”, believing that the Democrats could steal a close election by having dead people vote in inner cities.
Trump, who is trailing behind Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton by 11 points in recent Wall Street Journal/NBC news poll, provided no evidence to back allegations of rigged votes. Clinton’s running mate, Tim Kaine, said that Trump is “swinging at every phantom of his own imagination because he knows he’s losing.”
This is not the first time that Donald Trump has taken to Twitter to make accusations, earlier blaming the press of inaccurate reporting:
“Election is being rigged by the media, in a coordinated effort with the Clinton campaign, by putting stories that never happened into news!”
This was following the tape that emerged last week of the Republican candidate using his fame to grope women, without waiting for consent. Trump commented on the tape saying:
“I’ve never said I am a perfect person, nor pretended to be someone that I am not. I’ve said and done things I regret and the words released today on this more than decade-old video are one of them.”
Nicknamed ‘Fight Night’, the third and final debate between Trump and Clinton will be on Wednesday in Las Vegas at 9pm ET, 2am on Thursday in the UK.
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