Sen. Rand Paul Doubles Down on Stolen-Election Claim

Sen. Rand Paul Doubles Down on Stolen-Election Claim rand paul sits with hands folded on table Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) (Alex Edelman-Pool/Getty Images)

By Theodore Bunker | Thursday, 17 December 2020 11:08 AM

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., on Thursday continued to insist that the 2020 presidential election was stolen by Joe Biden, saying “there was a great deal of fraud,” in an interview on Fox News.

“I think there was a great deal of fraud,” Paul said on “Fox & Friends” Thursday morning. “And it’s not the first time: The famous story of LBJ, he’s got scotch in one hand and his illegal votes in a shoebox in another and he turns them in at midnight and they say, ‘Uh oh your opponent turned his in two hours later and won the election,’ he said, ‘Arg, never again.'”

The senator also told Fox Business’ Maria Bartiromo on Thursday that he wants to “punish” people for stealing the election.

“I think if you want less fraud in our elections, if you want the elections to be legitimate and considered to be legitimate, you have to punish those who committed fraud,” he said on “Mornings with Maria,” adding: “So 1,500 people were ineligible to vote because they were deceased in Nevada, whoever did that needs to go to jail. Four thousand illegal aliens voted. They need to not be allowed to vote, but whoever allowed it to happen needs to go to jail. It needs to be fixed.”

He later said, “We have a history of cheating in our country. But if you don’t put people in jail for stuffing the ballot box then you will get more of it.”

Although courts have rejected dozens of lawsuits claiming fraud and election impropriety, the senator blamed this on the American legal system.

Paul said, “The problem we have in our country is courts don’t like to hear this stuff during elections or right after elections.”

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