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Rand Paul Says Polls Designed to 'Suppress' Turnout

Rand Paul Says Polls Designed to 'Suppress' Turnout

Rand Paul (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

By    |   Wednesday, 26 October 2016 09:38 PM EDT

Hillary Clinton is ahead by double digits in some election polls but those results are designed to "suppress turnout," Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., said Wednesday on "The Tom Roten Morning Radio Show."

His comments come a day after Donald Trump told reporters the election was rigged.

"You know, I think sometimes polling is done to dampen election turnout, so when Trump says the thing's rigged, I'm not sure exactly what he means, and I'm not sure I always agree with him," Paul said, per CNN. "But I do think that when we say over and over someone can't win, that is a form of rigging in the sense that it is designed to suppress turnout."

Clinton is ahead in all but four of 20 polls according to Real Clear Politics. Clinton's largest margin is by 14 points according to the Associated Press-GfK poll.

Paul, who has endorsed Trump, said he thought media bias certainly played into his notion.

"In Kentucky, in our governor's race in 2015, the media said over and over and over again the Democrats were up eight points," Paul said, per CNN.

"The hope I think was to depress Republican turnout, and these were coming from liberal newspapers in our state. And turns out the Republicans won by eight."

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Hillary Clinton is ahead by double digits in some election polls but those results are designed to "suppress turnout," Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., said Wednesday on "The Tom Roten Morning Radio Show."
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