ABC News reports:
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich stood by Republican nominee Donald Trump’s claim that the election is being “rigged,” blaming what he calls “the unending one-sided assault of the news media” on the GOP candidate.
“Without the unending one-sided assault of the news media, Trump would be beating Hillary Clinton by 15 points,” Gingrich told ABC News’ Martha Raddatz on “This Week.” “So to suggest to us that people who are concerned about honest elections are somehow nutty, I think is a mistake,” he said.
Gingrich emphasized that the rigging is not at the local level: “This is not about election officials at the precinct level,” he said. Nevertheless, he said voters should monitor polling stations as Trump has encouraged because past elections have been “stolen.”
“I remember when Richard Nixon had the election stolen in 1960, and no serious historian doubts that Illinois and Texas were stolen. So to suggest that, we have, you don’t have theft in Philadelphia is to deny reality,” Gingrich said.