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George Will: ‘Trump Has a Point’ on ‘Rigged’ Elections

Monday on Fox News Channel’s “Special Report,” Washington Post columnist George Will, who has been one of GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump’s biggest detractors throughout the 2016 presidential election cycle on the right, admitted Trump has a point when he says the election process in the United States was “rigged.”

Will argued Trump should make the point about rigged elections “more clearly” and pointed evidence he said that proves the process was “rigged.”

“[W]hen Mr. Trump talks about it being rigged, he sweeps all his grievances into one big puddle,” Will said. “He talks about the media. He talked about the primaries. He talked about the polls, talked about the Republican National Committee. I think when most Americans hear that an election is rigged, they think of government action to rig the election. And there Mr. Trump has a point if he would make it more clearly. It is hard to think of an innocent reason why Democrats spend so much time, energy, and money, scarce resources, resisting attempts to purge the voter rolls, that is to remove people who are dead or have otherwise left the jurisdiction. It’s hard to think of an innocent reason why they fight so tremendously against voter I.D. laws. They say, well, that burdens the, exercise of a fundamental right. The Supreme Court said that travel is a fundamental right. No one thinks that showing an I.D. at the airport burdens that fundamental right.”

“We know — we don’t surmise,” he continued. “We know that the 2010, ’12, and ’14 elections were rigged by the most intrusive and potentially punitive institution of the federal government, the IRS,” he continued. “You can read all about it in Kim Strassel’s book ‘The Intimidation Game.’ She’s familiar to all Wall Street Journal readers and Fox viewers. So this is not a surmise. And I have talked to lawyers in a position to know, they say it’s still going on — that the IRS is still intolerably delaying the granting of tax exempt status to conservative advocacy groups to skew the persuasion of this campaign.”

Follow Jeff Poor on Twitter @jeff_poor

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