Did Sen. Mike Rounds Say the ‘2020 Election Had No Problems Whatsoever’?

In a recent Fox News appearance, Federalist senior editor Mollie Hemingway claimed that in his criticism of election conspiracy theories Sen. Mike Rounds (R-South Dakota) “said the 2020 election had no problems whatsoever.”

The claim is false.

Hemingway’s claim came after Rounds appeared on ABC’s This Week, where he was asked, “What do you say to all those Republicans, all those veterans who believe the election was stolen, who have bought the falsehoods coming from former President Trump?” Rounds replied: “As a part of our due diligence, we looked at over 60 different accusations made in multiple states. While there were some irregularities, there were none of the irregularities which would have risen to the point where they would have changed the vote outcome in a single state.” 

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