Former Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.), a top Donald TrumpDonald TrumpTrump defends indicted GOP congressman House to vote Thursday on holding Bannon in contempt Youngkin calls for investigation into Loudoun County School Board amid sexual assault allegations 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.
“Without the unending, one-sided assault of the news media, Trump would be beating [Democratic nominee] Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTrump defends indicted GOP congressman GOP lawmaker says he expects to be indicted over FBI investigation Why it's time for conservatives to accept the 2020 election results and move on MORE by 15 points," Gingrich said in an interview with ABC’s “This Week.”
“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.