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Skeptics Urge Bevin To Show Proof Of Fraud Claims, Warning Of Corrosive Effects


Added 11-10-19 07:06:03am EST - “Elections specialists worry that politicians' scurrilous claims about vote fraud ?" when it seldom has a decisive effect on outcomes ?" erodes confidence in democracy.” - Npr.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Npr.org: “Skeptics Urge Bevin To Show Proof Of Fraud Claims, Warning Of Corrosive Effects”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

President Trump smiles behind Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin during a rally at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Ky., on Nov. 4. Both Trump and Bevin have made unsubstantiated claims about election fraud. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

President Trump smiles behind Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin during a rally at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Ky., on Nov. 4. Both Trump and Bevin have made unsubstantiated claims about election fraud.

Trailing in the vote tally for Kentucky's governorship by about 5,000 votes, incumbent Gov. Matt Bevin decided last week to play what's becoming a familiar card: He questioned the election's legitimacy.

"What we know is that there really are a number of significant irregularities," Bevin said Wednesday in front of the governor's mansion, "the specifics of which we're in the process of getting affidavits [about] — and other information that will help us to get a better understanding of what did or did not happen."

Bevin declined to take questions from reporters or give more specifics, other than saying that "we know there have been thousands of absentee ballots that were illegally counted."

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