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Texas Republicans have a simple reason for the broad changes they have proposed to tighten the rules on who can vote when and how: It's the only way to combat rampant election fraud. © David wallace/The Arizona Republic/USA Today Network May 24, 2021; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Cyber Ninjas CEO Doug Logan, right, talks, with others on the Coliseum floor as Maricopa County ballots from the 2020 general election are examined and recounted by contractors hired by the Arizona Senate in an audit at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix on May 24, 2021. Cyber Ninjas is the contracting firm hired to handle the audit.
- Chris Wallace confronted Corey Lewandowski over his election fraud claims on Fox News Sunday.
- "This went to more than 60 different court cases and you were beaten in every one," Wallace said.
- Trump's election-fraud "Big Lie" is now a core belief among his supporters.
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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An effort in Texas to make it more difficult to vote is the latest attempt by Republicans to complicate ballot access as former President Donald Trump continues to push baseless claims that the 2020 election was stolen from him. The legislation proposed by Texas GOP lawmakers would be among the most restrictive in the country. It would put new limits on the hours voting could take place, curtail the use of drop boxes and drive-through voting stations and restrict the ability of election officials to send applications to vote by mail to people who didn’t request one.
In the interview on "Fox News Sunday," Lewandowski addressed reports that TrumpTrump 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."
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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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Democratic state legislators in Texas staged a dramatic walk-out Sunday night to prevent the immediate passage of a Republican elections bill that would make it harder for some residents to vote. But the bill is not dead: it could get put on the agenda at a special legislative session at some point this year. © Lynda M. Gonzalez/Pool//Getty Images Texas Governor Greg Abbott announces the reopening of more Texas businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic at a press conference at the Texas State Capitol in Austin on Monday, May 18, 2020. Republican Gov.
"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 expertsthe 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.