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Newt Gingrich calls on Attorney General Bill Barr to arrest poll workers

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich apparently demanded Thursday night that Attorney General Bill Barr use federal agents to arrest election workers in Pennsylvania and that election results in the state be dismissed.

With former Vice President Joe Biden drawing closer to an election victory as correspondence votes in Pennsylvania continue to break heavily for him, President Donald Trump launched a televised tantrum on Thursday and doubled down on his baseless claims that the election would be stolen from him. and he is the legitimate winner.

“If you count the legal votes, I win easily. If you count the illegal votes, they can try to steal the election from us, ”Trump said. The Trump team, meanwhile, have continued to file and threaten lawsuits in states where the president is lagging behind or could potentially lose.

Fox News host and informal Trump adviser Sean Hannity spent most of his Thursday night show proposing a new strategy for the president and his campaign: to demand that Pennsylvania be the tipping point state , repeats its elections.

After selling the idea of ​​the senses. Lindsey Graham and Ted Cruz, who were spurring Trump on, the Fox News star then spoke to Gingrich, asking him about the subject of one of the recent Trump campaign trials.

“Let’s see. Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, all, many mention that partisan observers are allowed to be present during the counting of the ballots,” Hannity said. “But we get report after report that they are not allowed to be present. to observe Is this a violation of the law and how can it be remedied?

“My hope is that President Trump will lead the millions of Americans who understand exactly what is going on,” said Gingrich angrily. “The Philadelphia machine is corrupt. The Atlanta machine is corrupt. The machine in Detroit is corrupt. And they’re trying to steal the presidency. And we shouldn’t allow them to do that.

“First of all, under federal law, we should lock up people who break the law,” he continued. “You are preventing someone from being an observer, you have just broken federal law. Are you hiding and putting up papers so that no one can see what you are doing? You just broke federal law. Are you bringing ballots that are not real? You just broke federal law.

After calling for the lockdown of election officials over the latest right-wing election conspiracy theories, the former president questioned aloud if Republicans were “supposed to surrender”, adding that the specter of the Trump’s loss was “a real deep crisis of our survival.” “

“So what’s the answer, now that the law has been broken and the observers have been kicked out?” Doesn’t that make the vote illegitimate? Hannity asked.

“The first answer – the first answer is for the lawyer. Look, the attorney general issued an order this afternoon that federal agents can carry firearms in pursuit of people who break the law. It’s a signal, ”Gingrich replied.

The former speaker began calling on the president to “calmly announce” what should happen to those “caught stealing votes” or blocking observers before Hannah intervened, saying they were running out of time.

“It’s already arrived. The votes have already been counted and they had no observers. They were kept out, ”Hannity exclaimed, reiterating his previous question. (The observers were not left out. The Trump team trial complained that their poll observers, who had been there from the start, were not allowed to be close enough to observe the count.)

“You’re taking them back,” Gingrich exclaimed. “Any constituency, any constituency that we haven’t been able to observe, removes those votes. Don’t count them. Because they are by definition corrupt.

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