Sen. Jeff Flake fires back at Pres. Trump's 'electoral corruption' tweet

Sen. Jeff Flake fires back at Pres. Trump's 'electoral corruption' tweet

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS5) - Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake is firing back against presidential allegations of "electoral corruption" in our state.

President Donald Trump and some Republicans in key states have been pushing the idea that Democrats are trying to steal the election from Republicans in Florida, Georgia and Arizona.

The president questioned the integrity of the evolving results, and all but accusing Democrats of something nefarious.

On Friday morning he suggested there was something sinister about “Democrats” adding to their tallies. “Now in Arizona, all of a sudden, out of the wilderness, they find a lot of votes.”

[RELATED: Arizona county recorders to continue to verify signatures on mail-in ballots]

The president tweeted:

"Just out — in Arizona, SIGNATURES DON’T MATCH. Electoral corruption - Call for a new Election? We must protect our Democracy!"

But Flake, a Republican, took to Twitter with this response:

"There is no evidence of 'electoral corruption' in Arizona, Mr. President. Thousands of dedicated Arizonans work in a non-partisan fashion every election cycle to ensure that every vote is counted. We appreciate their service."

[RELATED: Nothing unusual about vote count in Arizona dragging on]

[RELATED: NEW NUMBERS: Sinema widens lead over McSally in AZ Senate race]

 


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(3) comments

Dean

Flake has no idea how to run anything, he has never had a real job in his life. That is why the RINO's hate Trump - he knows how to run a business - and a country.

Dean

Sure enough, Flakey is running for president in 2020 and starting already. Want another socialist like Obama, vote for Flakey, the biggest RINO since McStain.

Bob Regan

And if anybody knows corruption, it's the Toddler in Chief.

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