Rigged Election? Past Presidential Contests Sowed Doubt and Nearly Led to Violence
The Daily Signal ^ | October 18, 2016 | Fred Lucas
Posted on 10/19/2016, 12:03:18 PM by Cheerio
In the 2016 presidential election, one candidate is warning about voter fraud, while another proclaims Russians are interfering. It’s not the first time contenders have alleged some form of a “rigged” election.
Tuesday in the Rose Garden, President Barack Obama dismissed concerns of fraud.
“I have never seen in my lifetime, or in modern political history, any presidential candidate trying to discredit the elections process before votes have even taken place. It’s unprecedented,” Obama said.
“There is no serious person out there who would suggest somehow that you could even rig America’s elections, in part because they are so decentralized and the number of votes that are cast,” the president added. “There is no evidence that has happened in the past, or instances that will happen this year.”
While such complaints have been rare before votes were cast, they were very prominent in certain presidential elections, as was evidence that votes weren’t always counted properly.
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