Speaking to CNN on Wednesday, a Philadelphia Republican city commissioner told the network that he has not seen any sort of evidence of widespread voter fraud as Donald Trump and his team continue to push the idea that the election was stolen from them.
“I have seen the most fantastical things on social media, making completely ridiculous allegations that have no basis in fact at all and see them spread,” City Commissioner Al Schmidt told CNN’s John Berman on New Day.
Schmidt came under fire from President Trump on Twitter, who accused him of refusing to “look at a mountain of corruption & dishonesty.”
Schmidt added that if there’s evidence of widespread fraud, “we take a look at it and we refer it to law enforcement, as we always do in every election.”
“I realize a lot of people are happy about this election and a lot of people are not happy about this election. One thing I can’t comprehend is how hungry people are to consume lies and to consume information that is not true,” he said.
Take a look at his remarks below:
Philadelphia City Commissioner @Commish_Schmidt (a Republican) says he has not seen any evidence of widespread fraud.
"I have seen the most fantastical things on social media, making completely ridiculous allegations that have no basis in fact at all." pic.twitter.com/w3t3S9akKg
— Alli Hedges Maser (@AllisonLHedges) November 11, 2020