Politics & Government

Update: Bryant believes voter fraud exists, confident in Mississippi results

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump debate during the third presidential debate at UNLV in Las Vegas, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016.
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump debate during the third presidential debate at UNLV in Las Vegas, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. AP

A few Mississippi faces were at Wednesday night’s final presidential debate and judging from Twitter last night, they liked what they heard.

Gov. Phil Bryant and Mississippi Republican Party Chairman Joe Nosef both attended the debate, just three weeks before election day.

Bryant has, of course, continued to support Trump even as other prominent Republicans have jumped ship. Even more came out against Trump last night, particularly after his comment he would wait and see before deciding whether to accept the election results.

The Republican National Committee immediately disavowed his statement. So did prominent Republican leaders.

On Thursday afternoon, Bryant’s spokesman, Clay Chandler, said, “Gov. Bryant is confident the results of every race on Mississippi’s ballot will be arrived at fairly and honestly. That does not mean he is unaware that fraud exists and unfortunately can swing an otherwise legitimate outcome.”

Here are a few of Bryant’s thoughts from Thursday night:

We’ve reached out as well to Rep. Steven Palazzo, who is up for re-election in November, for their thoughts on the issue and the Sun Herald will update when we hear back.

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