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Ohio secretary of state says election in Ohio is "not going to be rigged"

Jon Husted says he is still voting for Trump

(CNN) —  

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted, a Donald Trump supporter, sought to reassure voters in his state Monday that the November 8 election process would be fair, despite Trump’s claims to the contrary.

“I can reassure Donald Trump, I am in charge of elections in Ohio and they’re not going to be rigged,” Husted told CNN’s Carol Costello on “Newsroom.” ” I’ll make sure of that.”

He said there are “many safeguards in place in our election system.

“It’s bipartisan, it’s transparent, and there’s just no justification for concern about widespread voter fraud,” Husted added.

Husted, who said he will vote for the Republican nominee, sought to reassure voters after Trump, in the face of falling poll numbers, has repeatedly suggested the process could be rigged.

He also reproved Trump, suggesting that spreading doubt about the integrity of the electoral process was “irresponsible” and was hurting the country.

“This kind of conversation moves America backward, and it should be dismissed,” Husted said. “Don’t make people feel despair. Make them feel uplifted, and hopeful that there is a better day ahead for all of us.”