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Maine Gov. LePage: Election 'Not Legit' Without Voter ID Laws

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By    |   Tuesday, 18 Oct 2016 01:09 PM

After winning two elections, Maine Gov. Paul LePage on Tuesday said that elections in his state and in the entire U.S. couldn't be trusted until voter identification laws are passed, according to CNN.

LePage was asked on Maine radio station WVOM, if he was confident that the election in Maine would be clean. "No. I am not confident we're going to have a clean election in Maine and I'll tell you why. The left, the Democratic Party, insists on not having IDs. And will people from the cemetery be voting? Yes. All around the country. The media and the Democratic Party want everybody to vote whether they're citizens or not."

LePage's comments come in the wake of Donald Trump's recent claims that the election is being "rigged" against him.

Trump has stirred up the hornet's nest calling the election "one big fix" and warned of "large scale voter fraud," without any evidence to support his claims.

LePage also mentioned that there were counties in the U.S. where more votes were cast than the actual number of citizens. "You gotta have photo IDs when you cash checks, you gotta have photo IDs every place you go," LePage said.

"In fact, I don't know how many times you gotta take your license out of your wallet to show it to people. And so until we do that, I don't think that elections in the state of Maine or in the United States are legitimate. I mean, we know that there are counties in this country that get more votes than there are citizens in their county, so what's that tell you?"

When asked to cite specific counties, the governor drew a blank.

Meanwhile, Republicans like Sens. Marco Rubio and Pat Toomey have criticized Trump's claims.

"Our elections may not always be completely perfect, but they are legitimate, they have integrity and everyone needs to respect the outcome," Toomey said.

House Speaker Paul Ryan too joined the Republicans saying he was "fully confident the states will carry out this election with integrity."

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After winning two elections, Maine Gov. Paul LePage on Tuesday said that elections in his state and in the entire U.S. couldn't be trusted until voter identification laws are passed, according to CNN.
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