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US President Barack Obama terms Donald Trump’s claims of rigged election ‘ridiculous’

Trump said this week that the elections may be rigged after several states repealed laws that restricted the types of voter IDs that would be widely accepted at polling stations.

Published: August 5, 2016 3:27:47 am
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President Barack Obama has a suggestion for Donald Trump and his claims that the election will be rigged: “Go out there and win the election.”
Obama said Trump’s recent suggestions that this fall’s election won’t be completely fair are “ridiculous.”

He added, “Of course the election will not be rigged. What does that even mean?” Obama noted that the federal government does not run the presidential election. Rather, that’s a function carried out by states and local governments. But he said the federal government will “take seriously our responsibility” to monitor and preserve the integrity of the election and Americans’ voting rights.

President Barack Obama says that Donald Trump’s suggestion that the U.S. election process is rigged is “ridiculous.” The president addressed Trump’s comments Thursday at a White House briefing.

Trump said this week that the elections may be rigged after several states repealed laws that restricted the types of voter IDs that would be widely accepted at polling stations.

President Barack Obama says Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton should receive classified security briefings as the presidential nominees because it’s both tradition and required by the law. He adds that he expects them to “start acting like a president” and keep them secret. Obama had been asked during a Pentagon press conference whether he is concerned about Trump getting classified security briefings as the Republican presidential nominee.

Since receiving nomination for Republican Presidential candidate, Donald Trump has been emroiled in controversies. His most recent statements on the parents of a US soldier drew criticism even from his own party.

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