Arrow-right Camera

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review

Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Clear Day 33° Clear
News >  Pacific NW

Washington Secretary of State Wyman says Trump’s claim of rigged election is ludicrous

In this May 4 file photo, Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman poses for a photo at the Capitol in Olympia. (Ted S. Warren / Associated Press)
In this May 4 file photo, Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman poses for a photo at the Capitol in Olympia. (Ted S. Warren / Associated Press)
Associated Press

OLYMPIA – Republican Secretary of State Kim Wyman says that Donald Trump’s claim that the upcoming presidential is rigged is ludicrous.

Wyman said it was irresponsible for a candidate to be casting doubt on the election process, The Seattle Times reported Monday. Trump tweeted on Sunday that the election was being rigged in favor of Democrat Hillary Clinton.

Wyman, who is the lone statewide elected Republican on the West Coast, noted that the American election system is decentralized, with votes counted by some 9,000 county auditors and other elections administrators.

She says her office has received calls and emails from Trump supporters worried about voter fraud and says that Trump’s efforts to undermine the legitimacy of election results “a little scary to me.”

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper

Local journalism is essential.

Give directly to The Spokesman-Review's Northwest Passages community forums series -- which helps to offset the costs of several reporter and editor positions at the newspaper -- by using the easy options below. Gifts processed in this system are not tax deductible, but are predominately used to help meet the local financial requirements needed to receive national matching-grant funds.

Subscribe to the Coronavirus newsletter

Get the day’s latest Coronavirus news delivered to your inbox by subscribing to our newsletter.


Annual health and dental insurance enrollment period open now

 (Courtesy Washington Healthplanfinder)
Sponsored

2020 has been a stressful year for myriad reasons.