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General News    H4'ed 11/28/16

Carl Bernstein Blasts Trump's Unhinged Voter Fraud Claim: 'More Paranoid Than Nixon'

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Trump tweeted: "In addition to winning the Electoral College in a landslide, I won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally." He alleged that this supposed fraud occurred in Virginia, California and New York, three states he lost, the last two by what can only be described as humiliating margins. A less-frequent tweeter, legendary Watergate reporter Carl Bernstein, could not restrain himself from responding. "This factless madness shows @realDonaldTrump to be unhinged. If PresNixon had a Twitter account it would not reflect this much paranoia," Bernstein wrote pointedly. There is zero evidence of the degree of voter fraud Trump is spouting, or even a lesser degree. Voter fraud is a well-worn right-wing canard designed to demonize undocumented immigrants and lay the groundwork for future voter suppression efforts.

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