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    Nigel Farage Claims ‘Big Crossover’ Between Brexit, US Election

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    UK Brexit Campaign Leader Nigel Farage said that the developments in the 2016 US presidential election are reminiscent of the run-up to the United Kingdom’s referendum in June on whether the country should leave the European Union.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The developments in the 2016 US presidential election are reminiscent of the run-up to the United Kingdom’s referendum in June on whether the country should leave the European Union, also known as Brexit, UK Brexit Campaign Leader Nigel Farage said in interview on Wednesday.

    "We were taking on the establishment. We were behind in the opinion polls," Farage told CNN, referring to the determination and ultimately the decision of the majority of UK voters to leave the European Union despite what some have called a mainstream media blitz to persuade the British public to stay in the bloc.

    Farage's comments came a day after Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump made a reference to the decision by UK voters to leave the European Union, noting that the 2016 US elections are "another Brexit."

    Trump has repeatedly stated that the US corporate media is openly colluding with the campaign of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton to help her become the next president of the United States.

    Polls have shown conflicting results, but the corporate media has reported that at present, Clinton leads Trump by as many as 7 points, and that she has also taken the lead in some key "swing" US states.

    Farage noted that the Brexit campaign had very little support from the mainstream media, and was confronted on Referendum Day with the results of a poll that the Brexit campaign was behind by 10 points.

    "So there is big crossover stuff here," Farage added.

    In the run-up to the US presidential election, Trump has also claimed the election is rigged as revealed by leaked WikiLeaks emails and other evidence showing that Clinton stole the primary election from her rival, US Senator Bernie Sanders, and may attempt to repeat the feat on Election Day in November.

    On Tuesday, US President Barack Obama said it is unlikely the US election is rigged given the decentralized nature of the country’s election system.


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