Fox News' digital politics editor laid to waste Donald Trump's calls that the general election is already rigged and the idea that Pence had to say no armed insurrection would take place was crazy.
October 17, 2016

Fox News' Chris Stirewalt, co-host of the “Perino & Stirewalt: I’ll Tell You What,” made an impressive case against Trump's claims that the 2016 is rigged against him when he said, "If you're down 11 points in Pennsylvania, they ain't stealing nothing from you."

Stirewalt joined the ladies of Fox News' Outnumbered, and they too weren't friendly to the assertion that the general election is already rigged against the mangled apricot hellbeast.

Co-host Sandra Smith asked, "Trump's claims of this being a rigged election."

Stirewalt was sympathetic to the conservative narrative that the media is against Donald and then he said, "Then there is second thing, rigged election being stolen. Trump is making and his surrogates are making these two claims contemporaneously."

He continued, "So, they're happening at the same time. We say the election is rigged because the media is biased but they're saying the election is actually rigged in the sense that votes will be stolen from his supporters. That is different, more dangerous thing."

Melissa Francis brought up a voter registration disparity in Florida between D's and R's as a sign of corruption, but Stirewalt knocked that down too and said, "You wouldn't do fraud there. that is no indication of fraud."

Chris then said he's seen voter corruption before, but again destroyed Trump's argument, "I've seen it done. I've seen ballots destroyed. I've seen votes bought, but you have to be close to get the election stolen. As trump talks about the precondition which is, that media is biased against him and that is why he is trailing, that is one thing. It is different if you say, and they're going to steal it from you. If you're down 11 points in Pennsylvania, they ain't stealing nothing from you."

Harris Faulkner then brought up Trump's call to go after polling places and said, "But when he went a step farther and said polling places. That is where people got their ire up because look, you know this, is not a third world, fifth world situation and it makes potentially for a dangerous situation to have to man those polls and women those polls with extra security because somebody is calling that out."

Stirewalt responded, "What on earth would possess somebody...We've had for 219 years the envy of the world in terms of the orderly transfer of power in the United States."

Harris interjected, "Mike Pence made this point."

He continued, "And the fact he had to make it is a testament what a absolute, tire fire 2016 is. That the running mate for a major party had to say, we promised no armed insurrection after the election. You say, Holy crokinole!"

Holy crokinole, indeed.

The idea that Trump's running mate for the 2016 presidency, had to tell his supporters not to stage an armed insurrection during the transfer of power if Trump loses is mind numbing and scary as hell.

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