Texas Lt. Gov: If Dems Win, “It’s Because They Stole It”
Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R) said Thursday that Democrats will only emerge victorious on Election Day if they cheat and steal the election from President Donald Trump.
- The Texas Tribune reported that Patrick’s comments came during a radio interview on the “The Mark Davis Show.”
- Patrick said: “The Democrats have just decided this election, Mark, we don't have to pay attention to any laws. We're gonna use COVID as an excuse to steal the election, and that's what they're trying to do everywhere. If the president loses Pennsylvania or North Carolina, Mark, or Florida, they'll lose it because they stole it.”
A spokesman for his office clarified after the interview that Patrick was referring to “reports of ballot irregularities” and “other potential fraud” being seen in Pennsylvania and other battleground states.
There have been no credible reports of widespread fraud or irregularities in Pennsylvania.
- The Tribune noted that Patrick’s comment “echoes unproven accusations from national party leaders, most notably Trump, that the Democratic Party is sidestepping election rules.”
- Trump has spent months telling his supporters that Democrats are “rigging” the election and that mail-in voting is rife with fraud, despite zero evidence to support his claims.