Rebutting Trump's "large scale voter fraud"

Clinton camp pushes into reliable GOP states


In a Monday morning blitz of Tweets, Trump lashed out at Republicans who have tried to tone down his rhetoric, calling his own party's leaders "so naive" and claiming without evidence that large-scale voter fraud is real.

"Of course there is large scale voter fraud happening on and before election day. Why do Republican leaders deny what is going on? So naive!" he tweeted Monday. [source]

There is no evidence to back up Trump's claim of widespread voter fraud. A study by a Loyola Law School professor found that out of 1 billion votes cast in all American elections between 2000 and 2014, there were only 31 known cases of impersonation fraud.

The tweet was aimed at Republican leaders who in recent days have indirectly tried to soften Trump's claim. Both House Speaker Paul Ryan and Trump's running mate, Mike Pence, expressed confidence in the voting system.

Pence declared Sunday the ticket will "absolutely accept the results of the election." Republicans have suggested Trump's claims of a "rigged" election are in response to what he says is biased media reporting on the accusations of sexual assault and misconduct against him. The candidate continued to defend himself on that front Monday, saying the accusations are "phoney" and "pushed big time by press."
Comment: Seriously, Trump is an unhinged, illogical loser.

Update: Increasingly isolated Trump preaches election fraud, conspiracy theories and likes the echo
He is preaching to the converted. He is lashing out at anyone who is not completely loyal. He is detaching himself from and delegitimizing the institutions of American political life. And he is proclaiming conspiracies everywhere — in polls (rigged), in debate moderators (biased) and in the election itself (soon to be stolen). ... Departing from the norms of American democracy, Trump appears to be laying the foundation to contest the results, should he lose, and delegitimize a Clinton presidency in the minds of his followers.

1 comment:

  1. It should be noted that several hundred votes "switched" in the recounts for Coleman/Franken, and there are a fair number of counties where the # of votes cast exceeded the # of registered voters. This is not a case of "there is no vote fraud to speak of", but rather "we're not looking for it so therefore we do not find it."

    Writing as someone who has done ISO audits, it's worth noting that no ISO registrar would accept such a method. Any company not doing self-audits, or not willing to submit to a full audit, would politely be told that certification depends on the audit, period.

    We should accept no less when it comes to voting.


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