Donald Trump urged supporters in Pennsylvania to patrol polling place to prevent “cheating” this November during a rally in Altoona Friday.
After claiming the “only way” he can lose the state, where he’s down by double-digits, is if Hillary Clinton supporters “cheat,” Trump requested supporters “go around and look and watch other polling places to make sure that it’s 100 percent fine.”
“The only way we can lose, in my opinion, I really mean this, Pennsylvania, is if cheating goes on,” Trump declared.
Trump is down 10-11 percent in Pennsylvania according to every poll released this month.
“Because I looked at Erie and it was the same thing as this,” Trump added, referring to the large size of the crowd.
“I looked over Pennsylvania. And I’m studying it… Some great leaders here of the Republican Party, and they’re very concerned about that. And that’s the way we can lose the state.”
“And we have to call up law enforcement. And we have to have sheriffs and the police chiefs and everybody watching.”
“Because if we get cheated out of this election, if we get cheated out of a win here in Pennsylvania, which is such a vital state, especially when I know what’s happening here folks. I know.”
“She can’t beat what’s happening here.”
“The only way they can beat it in my opinion and I mean this 100 percent, if in certain sections of the state, they cheat, okay.”
“So I hope you people can sort of not just vote on the 8th, go around and look and watch other pollings places and make sure that it’s 100 percent fine.”
“Because without voter identification, which is shocking, shocking that you don’t have it.”
“Many states it gets approved and some states they don’t get approved.”
“I’m supposed to be a smart person. I have still, I’ve yet to understand how you can not approve voter identification, at least in some form, right?”
Trump is at it again, saying he'll only lose Pennsylvania "if cheating goes on." Journalists must challenge this. https://t.co/WEg2gSJqXO
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) August 12, 2016
Here is the nominee of a major party, Trump, encouraging supporters to patrol poll places for signs of voter fraud: pic.twitter.com/cqaLLUDtlM
— Sopan Deb (@SopanDeb) August 12, 2016