White House rejects fears of `rigged' election

Published: Aug. 3, 2016 at 12:10 PM CDT
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WASHINGTON (AP) ---White House spokesman Josh Earnest says that President Barack Obama has confidence in the America's electoral process and everybody else should too.

His comments at Wednesday's press briefing came in response to questions about Republican Donald Trump's suggestion that the November election "is going to be rigged" against him. Trump did not go into details.

Earnest says that the 2012 presidential election contained complaints from some supporters of Mitt Romney that the polling was skewed against the Republican nominee, so Trump's suggestion is not entirely new. But he said it is the kind of claim often made by people who don't end up winning elections.

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