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Provide proofs of rigging, Democratic Congressman challenges Trump

Trump had earlier claimed that the polls, which showed Hillary Clinton was in early lead were manipulated.

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Democratic Congressman Bobby Scott said he agreed with Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump that the concerns raised about election rigging was legitimate but challenged him to provide evidence.

Trump had earlier claimed that the polls, which showed Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton was in early lead were manipulated.

Voters in a New Hampshire hamlet, Dixville Notch kicked off voting in the U.S. presidential election as residents of the hamlet cast their votes at midnight.

Out of the six votes cast, Clinton beat Trump four votes to two while Libertarian Gary Johnson received one vote, and Mitt Romney received a surprise write-in ballot.

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However, an exit polls projection showed that Trump has won Indiana and Kentucky, with 11 and 8 electoral votes, respectively while rival Clinton has won in Vermont, with three electoral votes.

“I do think a lot of the polls are purposely wrong,” he said as he had earlier predicted his victory in the states of Iowa and New Hampshire, but alleged the fear of vote rigging.

“Allegations of voter fraud are unfortunate, however, Trump should not generalise the matter.

“He should single out areas he has evidence of rigging. His blanket condemnation of the electoral process is not helpful.

“It is surprising that Trump is complaining about potential rigging in this year’s election yet his party members control majority of the regions.

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“I wonder if they will allow their own Republican nominee to be rigged out” the U.S. House of Representatives member representing the State of Virginia, told a correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in the U.S.

Scott said as Democrats, they do not support any electoral malpractice.

“We want an extremely close-knit nation as we transit power to the next presidency,” he stressed.

He exuded confidence that Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton would win the election going by her demeanour and record in government.

He acknowledged that the Clinton and Trump campaigns did not focus on African issues or domestic policies because the U.S. is Eurocentric, adding that the 2016 electioneering was a departure from the past as it focused on personalities and character.

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“Whatever results we get out of this unusual election, will have to accept it. Trump is yet to declare publicly whether he will accept the results; his running mate Gov. Mike Pence has indicated that he will concede defeat.

“I am sure he will have to at some point, as he will be whipped up by the majority in his side. He is threatening to ban Muslims, build a wall between Mexico and America, he preaches ethnicity.

“Clinton, on her part, is very experienced going by her past tenure in office; she is well vast with foreign policy.” he said.

He argued that cooperation by world leaders in global platform was very important.

“Clinton is a former First Lady, Senator and Secretary of State, this gives her an edge over her rival in the presidential race who lacks any experience.

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“Trump is a business man while Clinton has over 30 years’ experience in government. American is committed to promoting democracy across the world; good working relationship with other nations nurtures peaceful co-existence.”

Scott explained that Democrats advocated for addressing conflicts through diplomacy and military involvement as the last resort.

“This (diplomacy) is the only way to promote global economy, it is sad that Trump has indicated that he will not cooperate and instead focus on other diversity,” he said.

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