— UPDATED: 8/09/16 9:04am
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CNN's Stelter Rebukes Jeffrey Lord's Rigged Election Claims: 'Don't Do That To Our Viewers'

CNN's Brian Stelter battles Trump enablers who promote the idea that voter fraud has already rigged the election against Donald Trump.

On Sunday morning, "Reliable Sources" host Brian Stelter bashed Fox News' Sean Hannity for fermenting Donald Trump's bogus claims that the November election is going to be rigged.

He took that same argument to Monday's CNN Tonight and his foe was the contemptible Trump surrogate, Jeffrey Lord.

Immediately Lord read a specious list of a few elections in history that he believes were rigged, including the election of Lyndon Johnson to Congress in 1948.

He said, "Why aren’t we investigating elections that have been stolen?”

Host Don Lemon replied, “You want us to investigate 1948?"

As one of the premiere Trump surrogates, Jeffrey Lord's preferred tactic during this campaign season is to dredge up old stories, rewrite their histories and attempt to turn them into relevant arguments to support Trump's moronic lies.

David Ferguson cribbed some of the transcript:

Brian Stelter was not amused and said, “It is so conspiratorial,” said Stelter. “Are you not a little bit scared, Jeffrey, are you not a little bit nervous about the day after the election whether Trump or Clinton wins? Are you worried that Trump is going to try to delegitimize the results?”

“Look, I am worried that an election could be stolen,” Lord said. “And with all…”

Stelter interrupted, saying, “Please, please don’t do that to our viewers. Please don’t do that to our country at this moment in time.”

“Why is everybody dismissing this out of hand?” Lord complained.

Donald Trump is the first presidential candidate in memory who routinely promotes disturbing conspiracy theories and spews uncorroborated nonsense into the public discourse during the biggest stage there is in American politics.

And Trump has henchman and suck-ups like Jeffrey Lord to continue to hype his lunacy to the masses with word salad nonsense that has no credibility in the real world.

Lord even smeared President Obama as not being "credible" talking about 'rigged elections" because he was a Senator from Chicago and you know...Al Capone and Mayor Daley hailed from there too.

It's dangerous to our democracy And it's disgusting that CNN gives his nonsense airtime.

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