The election’s rigged, says Trump, and many agree


The story and the numbers from The Independent:

As Donald Trump insists that the election will be rigged, a significant portion of voters are convinced that the White House will be “stolen” from the Republican candidate.

According to a new Politico/Morning Consult poll, 41 per cent of registered voters believe that Mr Trump could lose the election as a result of widespread voter fraud. The results of the poll fell along party lines as 73 per cent of Republicans and 17 per cent of Democrats believed in such an outcome.

Mr Trump has been unrelenting in his indictment of the electoral process since his campaign descended into a freefall after the release of tapes that captured him bragging about sexual assault in 2005. The tapes worsened a campaign already dwindling from the New York businessman’s lacklustre debate performances.

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“The election is being rigged by corrupt media pushing false allegations and outright lies in an effort to elect Hillary Clinton president,” Mr Trump said at a campaign stop in Bangor, Maine, on Saturday. “We are going to stop it. We are not going to back down.”

And at least one celebrity agrees

That would be Stephen Colbert, who gave his explanation of the conspiracy last night on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert:

One Diagram Explains Every Conspiracy Against Donald Trump

Program note:

Stephen brings out the chalkboard to illustrate the multiple connected conspiracies swirling around Donald Trump’s campaign.

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