Thanks to recent statements by Donald Trump, the Republican candidate’s supporters have become very concerned about the integrity of the U.S. presidential election, and are ready to disbelieve the results if their candidate loses. In other words, they think this election is #rigid!!! Perhaps the most rigid election in a generation.
— Kristopher Kirsch (@kkirsch24) October 14, 2016
Mic.com writer Sage Boggs spotted the trend of pointing out how obviously rigid the election is:
— Sage Boggs (@sageboggs) October 17, 2016
Recent polls have certainly been inflexible, in that they show Hillary Clinton as heavily favored, but it’s not clear how the election itself is “rigid.”
Of course they did their part of the rig system and the rigid election the Clinton news network is another national inquirer at this point https://t.co/mRdqxBd1RJ
— Just Another DEPLORABLE (@TonyEber1) October 13, 2016
— DAVY DEE (@theseocompany1) October 13, 2016
The Media is so bias & for HRC.
I'm from Louisiana & they had a local pole asking if the election is rigid for HRC. Results 74% yes! WOW!
— Rhonda (@RhondaCGuilmino) August 2, 2016
Wait, are they trying to say “rigged?” Huh.
Trump has asked his supporters to “not just vote,” but watch polling places in “certain areas” to make sure there’s no attempt by Crooked Hillary to “steal” the election, because “people might vote 10 times.”
The election is absolutely being rigged by the dishonest and distorted media pushing Crooked Hillary – but also at many polling places – SAD
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 16, 2016
At a recent Trump rally in Cincinnati, one supporter told the Boston Globe, “I’ll look for… well, it’s called racial profiling. Mexicans. Syrians. People who can’t speak American. I’m going to go right up behind them. I’ll do everything legally. I want to see if they are accountable. I’m not going to do anything illegal. I’m going to make them a little bit nervous.”
It’s the last strategy remaining to Trump, down 8 points in CNN’s latest poll of polls: Fighting imaginary voter fraud with real intimidation.
It’s a shame that the laws protecting minority voting rights aren’t more #rigid.