Gov. Noem: 'If Joe Biden Really Wants to Unify this Country,' He Would Let Election Process Play Out

By Susan Jones | November 9, 2020 | 9:14am EST
South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem joins Vice President Mike Pence and President Donald Trump for a meeting at the White House December 16, 2019. (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images)
South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem joins Vice President Mike Pence and President Donald Trump for a meeting at the White House December 16, 2019. (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images)

(CNSNews.com) - "Election Day needs to be fair, honest and transparent and we need to be sure that we had an honest election before we decide who gets to the White House the next four years," South Dakota's Republican Gov. Kristi Noem told ABC's "This Week" with George Stephanopoulos on Sunday.

"If Joe Biden really wants to unify this country, he would wait and make sure that we can prove we had a fair election," she said.

If you look at what happened in Michigan, we had computer glitches that changed Republican votes to Democrat votes. You look in Pennsylvania, dead people voted in Pennsylvania.

So, George, I don't know how widespread it is. I don't know if it will change the outcome of the election. But why is everybody so scared just to have a fair election and find out?

We gave Al Gore 37 days to run the process before we decided who was going to be president. Why would we not afford the 70.6 million Americans that voted for President Trump the same consideration?

Stephanopoulos argued that there is no widespread fraud:

"And that is not true. That is absolutely not true," Noem responded. "People have signed legal documents, affidavits stating that they saw illegal activities. And that is why we need to have this conversation in court. The New York Times itself said that there were clerical errors."

Noem warned against breaking the process by which presidents are elected, which includes recounts and legal challenges in close elections.

"So this isn't just about this election. This is about every election in the future. And the fact that the American people, the everyday people who get up and work hard, that are suffering through this pandemic, that have tragically lost family members, that they need to know at least -- at least America still functions and we care about doing things right."

Stephanopoulos told Noem that doing things right "starts with providing evidence. You still have not provided it, but I'm afraid we're out of time today. Governor Noem, thanks for your time."

"Let the process work, and we will," Noem managed to get in before the interview ended.

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