Donald Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway on Wednesday said that she does not believe there will be widespread voter fraud in the November election, despite Trump’s repeated warnings about voter fraud and an election “rigged” against him.
“No, I do not believe that. So absent overwhelming evidence that there is, it would not be for me to say that there is,” Conway told MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle when asked if she thinks there will be widespread voter fraud in November. “We know in the past, we know that people who are dead are still on the voter rolls, we know that people are voting a couple of different times in places. So you do hear reports here and there, but I think Donald Trump’s point is a larger one.”
Conway then claimed that “there is a larger conspiracy, larger collusion” between some members of the media and the Hillary Clinton campaign, citing recent emails published by Wikilieaks that show members of the campaign interacting with journalists.
Ruhle then noted that any documentation of voter fraud does not add up to show a significant number of fraudulent votes, asking Conway if it’s fair for Trump to “mislead the American people” about a “rigged” election.
Conway again said that “everybody’s missing his larger point,” noting that Trump has called for reform to a “rigged, corrupt system” in Washington, D.C. She lamented that journalists do not always cover other issues Trump brings up on the campaign trail.
“He’ll talk for 45 minutes and nobody can tell you what the theme was because nobody wants to cover the theme. They cover one tweet or they cover one comment,” Conway said.
“I’m going to say that’s not true,” Ruhle said in response. “When Donald Trump continues to say, ‘In inner cities, look at the polls, look who’s there, the system is rigged,’ that’s hard for me to ignore.”
“I understand that. You should cover the news as you see it,” Conway responded, adding again that Trump also discusses other issues.
Watch the interview via MSNBC: