Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich defended Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s long-held belief that a Trump loss would be the result of “rigging.”
Elaborating on the commonly used phrase among those in the Trump campaign, Gingrich pointed to past elections as evidence during an appearance on ABC’s “This Week.”
“I remember when Richard Nixon had the election stolen in 1960, and no serious historian doubts that Illinois and Texas were stolen. So to suggest that, we have, you don’t have theft in Philadelphia is to deny reality,” he said.
Trump previously told his supporters that they needed to monitor polling stations in the event of maliciousness.
This not the first time Trump has claimed that the election was being purposefully stacked against him, whether at the hands of his own party or Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s campaign.
Trump even accused moderator Lester Holt of the first presidential debate of working in favor of Clinton.