Sharp contrast between Gore in 2000 and Trump

Sharp contrast between Gore in 2000 and Trump

Sharp contrast between Gore in 2000 and Trump

And 73 percent of Republican voters think the election could be stolen from the billionaire businessman, while 17 percent of Democrats agree with the prospect of rigging. All the data and statistics show us voter fraud is extremely rare.

The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said however, that the US election system is so large, diffuse and antiquated that hackers would not be able to change the outcome of the November 8 election.

Trump's campaign was reeling from near-universal astonishment over his refusal to commit to the time-honoured American tradition of the election's loser acceding gracefully to the victor.

Trump's unprecedented refusal "only stoked the specter of a grievance movement that will haunt Republicans for months and years to come", wrote Costa, "threatening to leave the longtime norms of American politics shattered and Washington paralyzed by his followers' agitation and suspicion". Thus, and as in the past several elections, one might believe this tactic is simply a way to increase white, Republican turnout; and potentially discourage minority voting.

Before the debate Wednesday, Trump's own running mate, Mike Pence, said that while voter fraud exists, there's not enough to sway the election. At other times he has claimed that Mexican nationals are pouring over the border to illegally cast ballots for Hillary Clinton, and that her most loyal voter base might just be dead people. He has warned of widespread voter fraud, which there is no evidence exists, and claimed there is a media conspiracy created to undermine his candidacy. "So I never will take the threat of fraud lightly".

The last time a presidential election was won by a landslide was in 1984, when the incumbent Ronald Reagan beat Walter Mondale to remain in power, with the approval of 49 states. And some predicted ominous things if Trump loses - if not violence, a mass rejection of the legitimacy of the democratic process.

In another experiment, this time in the US, researchers tested different messages shown to people Googling information about voter registration. He declared that "of course there is large-scale voter fraud happening on and before election day".

Officials say there have been 30,000 new registered voters in New Jersey since May. "We're doing everything we can to identify and to prepare for it". However, as Jon Stewart notes, passing photo ID laws for voting is equivalent to "passing leash laws for unicorns" - passing laws for non-existent problems.

Mr Trump would need "significant evidence" that voting fraud had been committed "on a large scale" on election day for his challenge to be successful, Professor Morgan told the Independent.

Philadelphia is one of many USA municipalities wrestling with how to respond to Trump's call for supporters to "watch" polling places, and corresponding promises from civil rights groups that they will send their own backers to the polls.

"Legally, the only way you could challenge it is if there is some kind of election fraud or a miscount, which is what Gore did", explained former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani. In this election, rebutting Trump's claims and suggestions has seemingly become a weekly event for such papers.

USA elections are run by state and local officials, not the federal government.

This isn't some sort of conspiracy theory, either.

But in an example of the Trump campaign's near non-existent effort to organize field operations in key swing states, there is little evidence that the recruitment drive is translating into legions of officially sanctioned volunteers. In dissent, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg argued the law is needed to stop new forms of discrimination - redrawing districts to reduce Hispanic voting, for instance, or restricting early voting near a historically black university.

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