Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Donald Trump's Rigged Election Claims Raise Historical Alarms

http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2016-election/donald-trump-s-rigged-election-claims-raise-historical-alarms-n667831
       Summary: Donald Trump contest will be rigged have become a focus of his pitch to voters. Trump and many other backers have hammered the message that a victory for Hillary Clinton would be illegitimate. Trump told a Pennsylvania crowd that the  "only way"  he could lose the state is "if cheating goes on".  Trump is hardly the first prominent Republican to issue dire warnings about voter fraud. Also Trump has frequently suggested that widespread voter fraud will swing the election, and he has urged his supporters  to closely monitor the voting process.
     Connection: This relates back to 2000 election when people question the outcome of in Florida  and controlling how the election came out.
      Questions: Do you think voter fraud is real? Can it affect a national election?

10 comments:

  1. We don't know if voter fraud is real or not. If it is real, it will affect the election and favor one candidate over the other.

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  2. It's pretty hard to fix 1/3 of the nations votes. Clinton holds major leads in vast numbers of US states. Even if rigging occurs, Clinton will still be crushing Trump. Trump is trying to find a way to make sure Clinton, not himself, is portrayed as the villain in the midst of his alleged rape accusations, and gain the sympathy of non-swayed voters like Ken Bone.

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  3. If voter fraud is real it will make a huge impact and it will affect the nation one way or another

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  4. I don't believe that the voter fraud is true, considering that the election is a nation-wide issue and that many people are monitoring constantly to make sure that the voting is fair and that no one cheats. If it ends up being true, however, then it will obviously affect the national election by unfairly favoring one side to win.

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  5. I don't believe that the voter fraud is true, considering that the election is a nation-wide issue and that many people are monitoring constantly to make sure that the voting is fair and that no one cheats. If it ends up being true, however, then it will obviously affect the national election by unfairly favoring one side to win.

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  6. Voter fraud that will impact the election is almost impossible. The possibility that hundreds of thousands of people will be willing to take the risk and conspire against one candidate is unlikely especially because there will be investigations to reveal any voter fraud. In order to commit voter fraud to such a degree that would make a huge impact on the election would require thousands and thousands of people to communicate across the country and change numbers without leaving a trace of their communication. There might be small numbers of voter fraud, but these numbers will not be big enough to change the results of the election nationally.

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  7. I do not think voter fraud is real. If it was we would have had huge problems predating the election now. I believe that the United States is persistent and thorough enough with voting technology to secure it from outside and inside influences. Voter fraud is an extremely serious offense and I believe that people are too scared to try this because if there is evidence of voter fraud there will be a delay in our nations leadership, which we will need.

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  9. Voter fraud is something politicians claim when people lose. It was claimed in 2000 and as recently as Sanders saying the election was rigged. People claiming the election is rigged against them isn't new and probably isn't true in this case.

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