During the October 23 edition of NBC’s Meet the Press, NBC’s Chuck Todd grilled Trump Campaign Manager Kellyanne Conway over the ‘rigged election’ claims.
CHUCK TODD (HOST): Let me ask you this final question here, the election rigging criticism, voter fraud fears, this and that. Donald Trump appears to have walked it back a little bit. You walk it back a lot. Everybody that works for Donald Trump has walked it back a lot, but our new NBC/SurveyMonkey poll showed nearly half of Trump supporters will believe the election is rigged if he doesn’t win. Do you accept some responsibility, or does the campaign accept some responsibility for that number being so high with so little evidence to prove it?
KELLYANNE CONWAY: No. People already think the entire system is rigged against them, and they’re right, meaning the corrupt, rigged system. The elections every four years are just part of that to them. They feel like they can’t get a fair shake. It is the essence of the Donald Trump candidacy, Chuck.
TODD: But do you believe the elections are rigged in this country?
CONWAY: I believe, well, I don’t like a lot of the information that we’ve been reading, the objective information about all the dead people on the rolls, all the illegal immigrants who are not allowed to —
TODD: People die every — well, let me ask you about, but all of that stuff’s been debunked.
CONWAY: That’s not true.
TODD: People die, there’s something — nearly 2.5 million people die every year that are on the voter rolls, so it takes time to get dead people off the voter rolls.
Transcript via Media Matters.