Do Donald Trump and the GOP Really Differ on ‘Rigged Voting?’

Take our quiz to see if you can tell the difference

CQ Roll Call File Photo/iStockPhoto/Andrew Breiner
CQ Roll Call File Photo/iStockPhoto/Andrew Breiner
Posted November 2, 2016 at 1:25pm

One of the many disagreements between House Speaker Paul D. Ryan and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump in recent weeks has been over the integrity of the electoral system.

Though Ryan said he has already voted “for our nominee,” he objected strenuously to Trump’s talk of a rigged election in mid-October, with his spokeswoman AshLee Strong saying, “Our democracy relies on confidence in election results, and the speaker is fully confident the states will carry out this election with integrity.”

Though Trump’s voter fraud claims have been widely and exhaustively debunked, other Republicans have been making similar claims for years. Though Ryan and others in the GOP have expressed outrage at Trump’s remarks, we found some statements from some party members that might be hard to distinguish from Trump’s.