Former Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.), a top Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpIran claims it rejected Trump meeting requests 8 times ESPY host jokes Putin was as happy after Trump summit as Ovechkin winning Stanley Cup Russian ambassador: Trump made ‘verbal agreements’ with Putin MORE adviser, on Sunday said media outlets have “rigged” the presidential election against the Republican presidential nominee and called on voters to monitor election sites.

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“So to suggest to us that people who are concerned about honest elections are somehow nutty, I think is a mistake,” he said, adding that he doesn’t believe the elections are being rigged “at the precinct level.”

Gingrich, however, did argue in favor of Trump’s proposal that voters monitor polling places so that this election isn’t “stolen."

"I remember when Richard Nixon had the election stolen in 1960, and no serious historian doubts that Illinois and Texas were stolen. So to suggest that, we have, you don't have theft in Philadelphia is to deny reality," the former Speaker said.