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Rep. Paul Mitchell quits GOP, calling party's response to the election "unacceptable"

Representative Paul Mitchell of Michigan has quit the Republican Party over its refusal to accept a defeat in the US election, he said in a statement posted to Twitter on Monday.

"It is unacceptable for political candidates to treat our election system as though we are a third- world nation and incite distrust of something so basic as the sanctity of our vote. Further, it is unacceptable for the president to attack the Supreme Court of the United States because its judges, both liberal and conservative, did not rule with his side or that "the Court failed him." It was our Founding Fathers' objective to insulate the Supreme Court from such blatant political motivations," so Mitchell.

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