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Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani speaks before Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump takes the stage during a campaign rally, Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Rudy Giuliani said voter fraud is real, but only in the inner city

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In an interview on CNN Sunday morning, former New York City mayor and current Donald Trump surrogate Rudy Giuliani fueled Trump's narrative that the election is "rigged" by claiming inner cities were rife with voter fraud, specifically pro-Democratic voter fraud.

Trump has doubled down on claims that the election is rigged as Hillary Clinton maintains a lead over him, even including "Saturday Night Live."

Here's a clip of Giuliani saying people "cheat" in US elections.

He said Pennsylvania, a known swing state, was "notorious" for voter fraud.

A September report from the Brennan Center for Justice found voter fraud at the polls is "vanishingly rare," saying at most, 0.0009 percent of voters cast in recent elections could be tied to fraud, rather than another error.

Laws aimed at preventing voter fraud, such as voter ID laws, are often criticized by Democrats, who allege they are largely racially biased. In North Carolina, the courts agreed.

However, Giuliani insisted Democrats "control the inner cities" and thus perpetuate fraud.

Giuliani's critics thought his words had racist overtones.

Is voter fraud a problem?

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