Thomas Cooper/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Tim Kaine slammed Donald Trump’s recent claims that the election is rigged as “scare tactics.”
“Donald Trump has kind of started to go wilder and wilder,” Kaine told ABC’s Martha Raddatz on ABC’s “This Week.” “He started to make wild claims, kind of scorched-earth claims about the election being rigged … He shouldn’t be engaging in those scare tactics.”
Trump has warned supporters that the election is not being conducted fairly, telling a crowd in New Hampshire Saturday, “Remember, it’s a rigged system. It’s a rigged election. We’re gonna beat the rigged system. We’re gonna beat the rigged election.”
Kaine said that to counter such claims, “We have to keep putting out a message, and we need to call on everybody to speak out about the fact that we run elections and we run them well here … we’re needing to push that message, and we ask the GOP leaders also to stand up for the integrity of the American electoral process.”
Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan, for his part, is “fully confident” that the election will be carried out fairly, his spokesperson said Saturday.
“Our democracy relies on confidence in election results, and the speaker is fully confident the states will carry out this election with integrity,” Ryan’s national press secretary AshLee Strong told ABC News on Saturday.
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