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Giuliani admits using dirty trick to suppress Hispanic vote in mayoral race

Giuliani admits using dirty trick to suppress Hispanic vote in mayoral race


Giuliani admits using dirty trick to suppress Hispanic vote in mayoral race

Former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani has admitted to a "dirty trick" that his campaign used to suppress the Hispanic vote during the city's 1993 mayoral race.

On Tuesday, Giuliani revealed his voter suppression tactics to the far-right Donald Trump ally Steve Bannon and Arizona's defeated Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake during a discussion on his America's Mayor Live program.

In the conversation, Giuliani - who was central to Trump's efforts to subvert the result of the 2020 presidential election - lamented that he had been "cheated" during the 1989 mayoral race in which he lost before explaining his 1993 campaign strategy, saying: "I'll tell you one little dirty trick," to which Lake replied: "We need dirty tricks!"

"A dirty trick in New York City? I'm so shocked," Bannon sarcastically responded. Giuliani then interrupted the former Trump adviser, saying: "No, played by Republicans!"

"Republicans don't do dirty tricks," Bannon said before Giuliani enthusiastically said: "How about this one?" Bannon replied: "Okay give it to me."

Giuliani explained that he spent $2m to set up a so-called Voter Integrity Committee which was headed by Randy Levine, current president of the New York Yankees baseball team, and John Sweeney, a former New York Republican congressman.

"Oh my gosh," Lake replied as she raised her eyebrows.

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