"I'm sorry, dead people generally vote for Democrats rather than Republicans," the former New York City mayor told CNN's Jake Tapper on "State of the Union." "You want me to (say) that I think the election in Philadelphia and Chicago is going to be fair? I would have to be a moron to say that."Here's what Giuliani said specifically, according to the transcript:
But he did say the amount of cheating would only impact extremely close races -- noting, for example, if either Trump or Hillary Clinton won Pennsylvania by "5 points," the cheating he alleges would occur would be negligible and not change the outcome....
He said elections fraud would only make a difference in a 1 to 2 percentage point races.
He also said that only Democrats do it, because it happens in inner cities.
GIULIANI: Look, if she wins Illinois by 8 percent or he wins Illinois by 8 percent, then that cheating is going to make any difference.So, according to Giuliani, a statewide election in Illinois or Pennsylvania that's within 1 or 2 points can be stolen through Democratic electoral fraud.
If he wins Pennsylvania by 5, or she wins by 5, it will make no difference. If it's a one- or two-point race, it could make a difference in a few places.
In that case, why is Mark Kirk a U.S. senator from Illinois? In 2010, he beat Democrat Alexi Giannoulias 48.0%-46.4% -- a 1.6-point margin. Why didn't the evil Democrat machine in Chicago go to the graveyard and find the extra votes to put Giannoulias over the top?
And why is Pat Toomey a U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania? In 2010, he beat Democrat Joe Sestak 51%-49% -- a 2-point margin. Why didn't cheating in Philadelphia give Sestak the win?
Here's what Giuliani said about his own experiences:'
GIULIANI: ... I know that from my own knowledge of bussing people in from Camden. When I ran for mayor of New York City the first time, some people voted eight and 10 times. And the second time, I had -- I had firefighters and police officers outside checking on the buses, so we take down the number of the bus. The bus had voted 10 times. And then we wouldn't let the bus vote again.Is he saying that voters were bused into New York City from Camden, New Jersey? Much of New Jersey is within commuting distance from New York, but Camden isn't -- it's in the southwestern part of the state, just across the Delaware River from Philadelphia. Why the hell would Giuliani's alleged New York City cheaters bus in illegal voters from Camden?
And is he saying that his campaign deployed firefighters and cops to, in effect, stop and frisk these buses? Rudy Giuliani lost his first race for mayor, in 1989. He was a private citizen the second time he ran, in 1993, when he won. Is he saying that even before he was mayor he had a private vigilante squad of cops and firefighters to prevent vote fraud? Is anyone else disturbed by that idea?