Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton "doesn't know what she's talking about when she says Republicans oppose expanding early voting because they want to suppress votes," New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says.
New Jersey already has early voting the Republican Christie said Sunday on "Face the Nation,"
and added that he opposes expanding it to avoid increasing opportunities for fraud.
"Maybe what's what Mrs. Clinton wants to do," Christie said. "But folks in New Jersey have an opportunity to vote."
Christie then took a shot at Clinton's reluctance to take questions from the press, saying that if she did she might learn something and "maybe she wouldn't make such ridiculous statements."
When host John Dickerson noted that Clinton says Republicans such as himself are fear-mongering when they say early voting raises the chances for fraud, Christie replied, " She's never been to New Jersey, I guess."
Christie has not officially announced whether he is running for president in 2016, but said Sunday if he does become president he will return to federal prosecutions on marijuana in states that have legalized it.
Christie admitted that stance might hurt his chances in states such as Colorado and Washington, which have legalized recreational pot use.
"But I don't believe that people want to be told just what they want to hear," he said. He said if he runs he'll go to Colorado and tell people what he thinks, and voters can either agree or disagree with him.
Many Coloradans are likely unhappy that marijuana has been legalized in their state, so he could win their votes, he said, adding that those who disagree with him probably aren't voting only on that single issue anyway.
While Christie said people will respect him for not changing his position on marijuana just to get votes, Dickerson asked if he might not be accused of doing just that on Common Core, which he once championed and now opposes.
Christie said, no. He has changed his position on the national school standards not because it is unpopular but because he has given it a chance and found that it doesn't work.
"In four years we did not have educators or parents buy into Common Core," he said. "I can tell you many people, including my own sister, who complained to me about Common Core."
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