Election HQ Krauthammer: Trump's 'Rigged' Election Claim 'Requires an Enormous Conspiracy'
Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer reacted to Donald Trump's recent claims that the presidential election may be "rigged", on Special Report with Bret Baier.
Baier played a clip of conservative political analyst and radio host Rush Limbaugh, who said Thursday "there isn't anybody who really thinks Donald Trump really doesn't respect the traditions of America or American elections."
"People are trying to convince low-information voters, and [those that] don't pay attention...that Donald Trump is some alien from outer space that wants to blow up the [system] of American elections, and so forth," Limbaugh said.
Krauthammer took issue with the sentiment, saying that Trump's claim may have legitimacy if he said "wait until Election Day" to study whether the poll results are "rigged".
"But leading up to this for days hes been telling rallies..this election is rigged..and it's about to be stolen from us," Krauthammer said, "You have threat to the tradition...unless in some extraordinary circumstance like 2000 [in which Florida's results were contested by former Tennessee senator and vice president Al Gore]--of course we'll accept the election.
"LBJ went to the Senate" in a likely stolen election, Krauthammer said, also noting that some have cast doubt on then-vice president Richard Milhous Nixon's loss to John F. Kennedy in 1960.
"But the idea that the national election [can be] stolen...which would require an enormous conspiracy...is not plausible," he said, "[Trump] has not presented any facts."
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