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Defying the Odds

Defying the Odds
New book about the 2016 election.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Rigged! Trump Contradicts Giuliani

Jake Sherman and Steven Shepard report at Politico:
The American electorate has turned deeply skeptical about the integrity of the nation's election apparatus, with 41 percent of voters saying November's election could be "stolen" from Donald Trump due to widespread voter fraud.
The new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll -- conducted among 1,999 registered voters Oct. 13 through Oct. 15 -- shows that Trump’s repeated warnings about a “rigged” election are having effect: 73 percent of Republicans think the election could be swiped from him. Just 17 percent of Democrats agree with the prospect of massive fraud at the ballot box.

The public sentiment is beginning to reflect Trump's campaign message. Over the last week, the GOP nominee has intensified his criticism of the U.S. electoral system, much to the chagrin of elected Republicans, who think it threatens the peaceful transfer of power. Trump calls the process rigged, and has said the media is colluding with Hillary Clinton to throw the presidential race in her favor.
When Jake Tapper asked about allegations of "rigging," Giuliani said:
When [Donald Trump] talks about a rigged election, he's not talking about the fact that it's going to be rigged at the polls. 
What he's talking about is 80% to 85% of the media is against him.
On Twitter, Trump then contradicted Giuliani: