The mantra of the Trump campaign since the 2nd presidential debate has been one which puts the very heart of American democracy in jeopardy. “The election is rigged” has been the most repeated talking point by Donald Trump, his campaign and his surrogates.
But the Arizona Trump surrogate delegation seems to be contradicting itself. Chief ammong them, AZGOP chairman Robert Graham and former AZ Governor Jan Brewer. So let’s have a look at what they’ve had to say:
“I don’t think anybody would be shocked by anything at this particular point because the way this election has gone with both of these candidates and comments that have been made, but outcomes that have been illustrated so far, it wouldn’t surprise me if we did see voter fraud and it wouldn’t surprise me if we did not”–AZ GOP Chairman Robert Graham
While Former Governor Jan Brewer has not corrected Trump’s mantra she has retweeted:
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 26, 2016
But then she turns around and states:
I believe that we have to have faith in our election system. And after the election, maybe issues will be brought up. I don’t know. I hope not, for the sake of our country. But I believe our elections are in order…He’s certainly entitled to his opinion, does he have different information than what I have? I don’t know. I’m telling you what I feel.”
This is obviously a tough issue for AZ republicans who are trying desperately to balance defending their nominee, and defending the integrity of the election system.