NBC's Chuck Todd Grills Trump Campaign Manager Over "Rigged" Election Claims: "All Of That Stuff's Been Debunked"

NBC's Chuck Todd Grills Trump Campaign Manager Over "Rigged" Election Claims: "All Of That Stuff's Been Debunked"

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From the October 23 edition of NBC's Meet the Press:

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CHUCK TODD (HOST): Let me ask you this final question here, the election rigging criticism, voter fraud fears, this and that. Donald Trump appears to have walked it back a little bit. You walk it back a lot. Everybody that works for Donald Trump has walked it back a lot, but our new NBC/SurveyMonkey poll showed nearly half of Trump supporters will believe the election is rigged if he doesn't win. Do you accept some responsibility, or does the campaign accept some responsibility for that number being so high with so little evidence to prove it? 

KELLYANNE CONWAY: No. People already think the entire system is rigged against them, and they're right, meaning the corrupt, rigged system. The elections every four years are just part of that to them. They feel like they can't get a fair shake. It is the essence of the Donald Trump candidacy, Chuck. 

TODD: But do you believe the elections are rigged in this country? 

CONWAY: I believe, well, I don't like a lot of the information that we've been reading, the objective information about all the dead people on the rolls, all the illegal immigrants who are not allowed to -- 

TODD: People die every -- well, let me ask you about, but all of that stuff's been debunked. 

CONWAY: That's not true.

TODD: People die, there's something -- nearly 2.5 million people die every year that are on the voter rolls, so it takes time to get dead people off the voter rolls. 

Previously:

Trump's Last Resort: Right-Wing Media Lies About Voter Fraud

Right-Wing Media Conflate “Voter Fraud” With Voter Registration Inaccuracies

Thanks To Trump, Right-Wing Media's Voter Fraud Myth Is Backfiring On The Republican Party

Watch MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell Dismantle The False Trump Talking Points About Voter Fraud And More

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Kellyanne Conway, Donald Trump, Chuck Todd
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Voter Fraud and Suppression, 2016 Elections
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