Stephanopoulos cut Paul off after he went on to say that there is still a chance that some challenges in states whose electoral officials have changed electoral rules without legislative approval would make it to the Supreme Court – and that there was a chance that ballot papers would be released under the names of dead people or of undocumented immigrants.
“Sen. Paul, I have to stop you there, ”said Stephanopoulos. “No choice is perfect. However, 86 lawsuits have been filed in court by President Trump and his allies, all of which were dismissed. Each state certified the results after examinations, censuses and recounts. The Justice Department, headed by William Barr, said there was no widespread evidence of fraud. Can’t you just say the words “This election wasn’t stolen”? “
Paul responded by claiming that a majority of Republicans believed the election was stolen. At that point, Stephanopoulos replied, “75 percent of Republicans agree with you because they have been fed a big lie by President Trump and his supporters who say the election was stolen. ”