Rudy Giuliani said he believed elections in some big cities could be rigged, some with dead Democrat voters, obviously harming Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
Trump has been increasing his complaints about a rigged election but Giuliani, one of his top advisors, took it a step farther Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union," pointing to Philadelphia and Chicago as examples.
"There are a few places, but not many in the swing states, where they have been notorious for stealing votes – Pennsylvania, Chicago; different places where a lot of cheating have been going on over the years," Giuliani told host Jake Tapper.
"I know that from my own knowledge of busing people from Camden (New Jersey). When I ran for mayor of New York City the first time, some people voted eight to 10 times. The second time I had firefighters and police officers checking out the buses," Giuliani said.
The former mayor told CNN that one official told him they were able to stop 75 percent of the alleged cheating by checking the buses in his second election.
"I'm sorry, dead people generally vote for Democrats rather than Republicans," Giuliani said. "You want me to (say) that I think the election in Philadelphia and Chicago is going to be fair? I would have to be a moron to say that."
Trump pushed the rigged election theme again in a Twitter post Sunday.
Trump's running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, said on Sunday's "Meet the Press" that the Trump campaign would not dispute the Nov. 8 election results, per Politico.
"We will absolutely accept the result of the election," Pence said.
When questioned about Trump's charges of a rigged election, Pence attacked the news media on its coverage of the campaign, saying it was slanted in favor of Hillary Clinton.
"Look, the American people will speak in an election that will culminate on November the 8th. But the American people are tired of the obvious bias in the national media."
"That's where the sense of a rigged election goes here. One of the great traditions of America is the peaceful transfer of power. And elections ... always get pretty rough, but as Donald Trump said in that first debate, I'll say to you again today: We're going to accept the will of the American people," Pence said.
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