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Republican Senator Says 2000 Election Could Have Been Rigged

Screen Shot 2016-08-10 at 6.45.29 AMSome 16 years after the fact, Sen. Jeff Sessions, a Republican and Trump supporter, admitted it was possible that the 2000 election had been rigged.

Since his poll numbers plummeted, Trump, his allies, and his supporters have been floating a narrative that the election is rigged against him. And a PPP poll released Tuesday shows that 69% of Trump’s supporters in North Carolina actually believe him.

Sessions went on CNN Tuesday afternoon to indicate his support for Trump’s efforts to undermine faith in the election by pointing to the contentious 2000 presidential election. That contested election resulted in a ballot recount in the crucial state of Florida. The Supreme Court ordered the recount to stop, effectively delivering George W. Bush the Oval Office.

“You don’t really believe a presidential election can be rigged?” Wolf Blitzer asked.

“Well, you know, we don’t know how Florida came out,” Sessions said. “There are a lot of hard feelings about that, in Bush-Gore. Uh, so one precinct in one major state can make a difference in an election. And there is fraud still in America today.” Sessions had said that voter ID laws were vitally necessary because voter fraud at the polls was rampant (which is just not true).

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Sam Reisman (@thericeman) is a staff editor at Mediaite.

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