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Gov. Tate Reeves: Some Mail-In Ballots Questionable But Biden 'Duly Elected'

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Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves speaks to reporters.(Brandon Dill/Getty Images)

By    |   Sunday, 07 March 2021 12:30 PM

Mississippi GOP Gov. Tate Reeves on Sunday condemned mail-in voting and questioned its legality in some states, but conceded President Joe Biden had been “duly elected.”

In an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Reeves was repeatedly pressed if he agreed Biden was legitimately and lawfully elected.

“Our state, we do not allow mail-in voting and the reason we don’t allow mail-in voting is… we think it allows for lots of opportunities for fraud and other things,” Reeves told host Jake Tapper.

“And I don’t think mail-in voting should be allowed in other states around the nation. President Biden is the duly-elected president and we will do everything we can to work with him to help the citizens of Mississippi.”

But Tapper pressed on a fuller acknowledgment, demanding: “Yes or no, do you accept that the 2020 presidential election was free and fair? Obviously, every election has some questions, but I’m talking about free and fair legitimately-elected Joe Biden.”

“As you said, every election has some questions and this was no different,” he told host Jake Tapper.

“Joe Biden is the duly elected president of the United States. He was certified by all 50 states either having won or lost, and he lost my state by 20 points,” Reeves responded. “But he was certified in each of the individual states and certified by the U.S. Congress and he is the duly elected president. That doesn't mean we don't have bad laws in the books in other states. It's just a fact.”

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Mississippi GOP Gov. Tate Reeves on Sunday condemned mail-in voting and questioned its legality in some states, but conceded President Joe Biden had been "duly elected."
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