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Politics Fox News' Chris Wallace challenged Trump ally Lewandowski over his voter-fraud claims: 'You had your day in court and you lost'

17:01  07 june  2021
17:01  07 june  2021 Source:   businessinsider.com

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Fox News' Chris Wallace on Sunday challenged Corey Lewandowski, an ally of former president Donald Trump, over his defense of false claims that last year's presidential election was stolen by fraud.

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In the interview on "Fox News Sunday," Lewandowski addressed reports that Trump has discussed a conspiracy theory that he could be returned to office in August. Trump is said to believe that this could take place if the election is annulled.

Lewandowski said that he had "spoke to the president dozens, if not more than 100 times since he has left the White House and I have never had that conversation about him being reinstated."

He then went on to defend Republican moves to restrict access to voting in some states.

But Wallace hit back, pointing out that Trump's election fraud claims had been defeated repeatedly in court - and was rejected even by a Supreme Court that is seen as ideologically friendly to Trump.

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"You keep blaming this on the media," Wallace said. "The fact of the matter is this went to more than 60 different court cases and you were beaten in every one. The Supreme Court refused to even hear the Trump challenges, so please don't blame this on the media. You had your day in court and you lost."

Trump's election fraud claim has become a core belief for his supporters, despite the lack of evidence to support it. Lewandowski was one of a number of Trump allies who sought to uncover evidence on the ground of mass fraud in last year's election.

Lewandowski provided one example of a dead person's vote being counted in Pennsylvania, which experts told Fact Check at the time wasn't enough to substantiate his claim that the entire election was tainted.

Trump has been teasing a return to politics since his defeat last year, and at a rally in North Carolina on Saturday he claimed that his election fraud lies were about trying to "save democracy."

"I'm not the one trying to undermine democracy," Trump said, "I am the one who's trying to save it, please remember that."

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Wallace recently clashed with former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski over unfounded claims about the 2020 election.The criticism comes after Wallace clashed with former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski over unfounded claims of voter fraud in the 2020 election, and had a tense exchange with Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) about the filibuster.

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