In spite of all the incidents of election fraud being reported, Donald Trump is still being slammed by his complaints that the election process is being rigged in favor of Hillary Clinton.
President Obama told him to “stop whining” during a White House press conference, saying, “I have never seen in my lifetime or in modern political history any presidential candidate trying to discredit the election process before votes have even taken place.”
At the final presidential debate Wednesday night, Trump was asked if he will accept the election outcome, regardless of who wins. Hillary Clinton was not asked the same question.
The Federalist published an editorial Wednesday with eight examples of times with liberals complained about the election results – some of the same liberals who are now bashing Trump for expressing the same concerns.
- Labor Union Leader Roseann Demoro
On March 30, 2016, Demoro, the national vice-president of the AFL-CIO, wrote an article about 10 ways the Democratic Party primary was “rigged from the start.” She explained the debate times, media bias, and vote rigging were what kept Bernie Sanders from clinching the Democratic nomination for president.
- NYU Professor Mark Crispin Miller
Miller has written several books claiming that the reason George W. Bush won in 2000 and 2004 was due to large-scale fraud. In one book he wrote, “Loser Take All: Election Fraud and The Subversion of Democracy, 2000-2008” claiming that Republicans tried to steal the 2008 election from Obama.
- Ezra Klein, from Vox
In 2014, Klein wrote, “A new Rasmussen poll finds that 68 percent of Americans think elections are rigged in favor of incumbents… and they’re basically right.”
- Dara Lind, from Vox
Lind wrote an article Wednesday, saying “Let’s be clear: Rigged elections have happened in American history. But the people who’ve most often rigged elections aren’t liberal elites acting in cahoots with nonwhite shock troops — they’re white supremacists trying to maintain white power in the face of a diverse electorate.”
- Ben Wofford of Politico
In August, Wofford wrote a piece explaining how the election could be hacked in seven minutes. The piece focuses on a professor who bought an $82 voting machine and hacked with it so he could manipulate results.
- Josh Marshall of Talking Points Memo
In 2006, Marshall accused the Ohio secretary of State of helping to steal the 2004 election in favor of Bush. Now, he says Trump’s claims of election-rigging are “disgusting.”
Trump’s wholesale effort to discredit the US election process is truly unprecedented and frankly disgusting, an assault on who we are.
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) October 18, 2016
- Farhad Manjoo of Salon
“Was the New Hampshire vote stolen?” Manjoo asked of the 2008 New Hampshire primary Clinton unexpectedly won. He claimed even if we fixed voting machines, elections still wouldn’t be fair.
- Senator Elizabeth Warren
Warren sent out a tweet Wednesday, telling Trump, “It’s not rigged, you’re losing fair and square. Put on your big-boy pants.”
However, in 2013, Warren went on the Senate floor to chastise Republicans for making “naked attempts to nullify the results of the last presidential election.”
It’s not rigged, @realDonaldTrump. You’re losing fair & square. Put on your big-boy pants because this is what accountability looks like.
— Elizabeth Warren (@elizabethforma) October 19, 2016
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