Trump falsely calls recall ‘rigged’ on election day. Why did he stay out of Newsom race?
Former President Donald Trump pictured July 24, 2021, in Phoenix. - Brandon Bell/Getty Images North America/TNS

WASHINGTON — Former President Donald Trump mostly held his tongue on the California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s recall election, but he had a last-minute complaint. The former president said the election was “probably rigged” in an interview on conservative television news outlet Newsmax last week and added that Democrats were good at rigging elections that used mail-in ballots. Trump doubled down on those claims the day before the recall election — and again on the day of — saying, “it all doesn’t matter because the California Election is totally Rigged” in a memo released by his “Save America PAC” o...