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Dan Rather: No one 'confident that all votes will be counted' in Texas

Former "CBS Evening News" anchor Dan Rather cast doubt Sunday that all votes would be counted in his home state of Texas.

"Texas has a long history, as do a lot of other states, that there are people in the state who knew how to cheat. There are people who know how to steal votes," Rather said on MSNBC. "Whether that will actually occur or not, but we always have to be alert to it."

He went on to say that "no one can be confident that all votes will be counted."

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"I will say this, though. I think it’s very important for everybody, whether they’re Republican or Democrat or whatever they may be, that overall in the main, that we maintain confident in the integrity of the votes. Will every vote be counted? Probably not. Will some votes be stolen? Will some elections in certain sections be open to question? Yes."

His remarks came the same day the Texas Supreme Court rejected a GOP bid to void more than 100,000 votes in largely Democratic Harris County.

Polls in Texas show a tightening race between President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden adds to vote margin over Trump after Milwaukee County recount Krebs says allegations of foreign interference in 2020 election 'farcical'  Republicans ready to become deficit hawks again under a President Biden MORE and Democratic nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden adds to vote margin over Trump after Milwaukee County recount Krebs says allegations of foreign interference in 2020 election 'farcical'  New DOJ rule could allow executions by electrocution, firing squad MORE, with the RealClearPolitics index of major polls in the Lone Star State indicating the president holds just a 1.2 percentage point lead heading into the election.

Trump won Texas in 2016 by 9 points.

Rather was an award-winning anchor of “CBS Evening News” from 1981 to 2005. He was fired after “60 Minutes” aired a piece that used documents, later determined to be fake, calling into question whether former President George W. Bush fulfilled his National Guard duties during the Vietnam War.