Gary Johnson: 'Elections are not rigged’
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Libertarian presidential nominee Gary JohnsonGary Earl JohnsonOn The Trail: Making sense of Super Poll Sunday Polarized campaign leaves little room for third-party hopefuls The Memo: Trump retains narrow path to victory MORE says the general election is not rigged against Donald TrumpDonald TrumpTrump State Department appointee arrested in connection with Capitol riot Intelligence community investigating links between lawmakers, Capitol rioters Michelle Obama slams 'partisan actions' to 'curtail access to ballot box' MORE.

“No, elections are not rigged,” he told CNN’s Dana Bash during an interview late Tuesday. "Why does he continue to say these things day after day? I have no clue."


"I think the guy’s toast. I don’t think people are going to vote for him," Johnson added.

Trump in recent days has frequently said the election is being "rigged" against him, claiming that the media and Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonHillary Clinton brings up 'Freedom Fries' to mock 'cancel culture' Edie Falco to play Hillary Clinton in Clinton impeachment series White House defends Biden's 'Neanderthal thinking' remark on masks MORE's campaign are working against him. Several Republican leaders have dismissed Trump's remarks.

The GOP candidate has leaned into the idea of voter fraud after his poll numbers began to drop amid sexual misconduct allegations from about a dozen women.

Johnson said he believes the women, pointing to the recently revealed recording of Trump bragging in 2005 about being able to grope women's genitals because of his celebrity. Johnson called Trump's comments "beyond inappropriate."

“Nine women have come forward. That goes beyond 'locker room talk.' That’s reality," Johnson said.

Johnson also argued late Tuesday that Clinton, the Democratic nominee, is as unfit to be president.

“There’s just so much out there [on Clinton]. The revelations I find incredible are saying one thing to Wall Street and another thing to Main Street," he said. "If Hillary Clinton is elected president, government spending will go up. We’re going to continue to drop bombs."