Pence cautions voters against media bias, voter fraud at rally

COLUMBUS(WCMH) — During a campaign stop in Columbus Monday afternoon, Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence accused the national media of bias and urged supporters to to be vigilant against potential voter fraud.

Pence’s comments come a day after Donald Trump tweeted, “the election is absolutely rigged by the dishonest and distorted media pushing Crooked Hillary – but also at many polling places – SAD.”

Pence said he’s not worried about voter fraud because he said the “American people are not going to let that happen.” But he added “the price of freedom and honest democracy is vigilance.” And he urged supporters to participate in that vigilance. “If you’re here at a rally and you have not yet volunteered to participate in the electoral process in a respectful way to be there at the precinct level come Election Day to ensure the integrity of the process, then you haven’t done all that you can do.”

Pence said voters have a clear choice in this election. He described the differences between Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton on the issues of taxes, health care and the military. But above all, he said, it’s a choice about who will appoint Supreme Court justices.

“For the sake of the rule of law, for the sake of the sanctity of life, for the sake of that second amendment and all of the God given liberties in our founding documents, we have to decide here and now that the next president making appointments to the Supreme Court of the United States will be president Donald Trump.”

Pence campaigned in Suburban Cincinnati before coming to Columbus. He was scheduled to attend an event in Michigan Monday evening. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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