- The Washington Times - Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Ohio Gov. John Kasich on Wednesday dismissed Donald Trump’s recent statements that the 2016 election is “rigged,” likening such talk to debunked theories that the U.S. faked the moon landing.

“Look, to say that elections are rigged and all these votes are stolen — that’s like saying we never landed on the moon, frankly. That’s how silly it is,” Mr. Kasich said on “CBS This Morning.”

“I don’t think that’s good for our country, for our democracy, and I don’t believe that we have any massive fraud,” Mr. Kasich said.

“The problem is it does create doubt in people’s minds,” he said. “And I worry about 25 percent of Americans who may say when an election is over, it was stolen. That is a big, fat joke.”

Mr. Kasich, a former 2016 GOP presidential candidate, said he’s not voting for either Mr. Trump or Hillary Clinton and that he has yet to decide what to do.

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