Top US election official rubbishes Donald Trump’s fraud claims

One of America’s top election officials has rubbished Donald Trump’s suggestions that this year’s contest has been riven with fraud. Ellen Weintraub, from the Federal Election Commission, told CNN Saturday: ‘There really has been no evidence of fraud.

Weintraub added: ‘State and local officials and poll workers throughout the country really stepped up. And there have been very few complaints about how this election was run.

‘Very few substantiated complaints, let me put it that way. There is no evidence of any kind of voter fraud. 

‘There is no evidence of illegal votes being cast. In fact, and you don’t have to take my word for it, because people throughout the country, nonpartisan election experts, have come out and handled this election and how it was run.’

Weintraub spoke out after President Trump made unfounded claims about votes being accepted after state closing dates. He has also claimed secret ballot counting rooms are being used to rig the result, as well as other rule breaches which have yet to be backed up with evidence.

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