We already are pretty sure that when Trump looses, no matter what the margin is, he will claim the election was rigged, and may use this as an excuse not to concede.
The candidate who was asked about conceding if he lost by Chris Wallace, in the final debate, gave an answer that, had it been anybody but Trump, would have been disqualifying:
Fox News anchor Chris Wallace gave Trump an opportunity to save that red meat for the base and pose as a reasonable politician. But for once, the GOP nominee didn’t take the bait. Instead of assuring Wallace and America that he would concede the election if he lost, Trump promised to keep the nation “in suspense.” nymag.com/...
And then there’s always amiable diplomatic ever-lovable cuddly bear Rudy Giuliani. When he was asked by Katy Tur, playing the admirably nasty woman in an wonderful interview which ended with Guiliani giving her a death stare, this morning, said that of course Trump would concede. However, he then brought up Gore and Florida, and laid the groundwork for him contesting the results.
All the talk about the Democrats rigging the election comes as Republicans are actually busting their white posteriors at the last minute, as they’ve done ever since they began to try to disenfranchise as many Democrats as possible. Their latest attempt to rig the elections came yesterday when they filed a lawsuit to disallow the ballots of mostly Hispanic voters who were trying to exercise their cherished American right to vote.
Thankfully, they failed.
This is what Donald “Tiger Killer” Trump, Jr., had to say to MSNBC’s Willie Geist as reported in NY Magazine:
But Trump Jr. proceeded to explain why his father might be justified in saying the 2016 election was an unfair fight. Specifically, Trump Jr. cited conservative provocateur James O’Keefe’s latest discredited videos, which purport to show Democrats scheming to bus voters across state lines (GOP voter-suppression efforts, inadequate measures to accommodate participation among the disabled, and the fact that we hold elections on a workday did not make his list).
“You know, we just want a fair system,” he said. “Some stuff is going on. I don’t know if it’s enough to move elections. But we’ve seen states, you know, a few thousand votes can make a difference.”
“If he loses, he will concede tonight?” Geist asked, again.
“If he loses and it’s legit and fair and there’s not obvious stuff out there,” Trump Jr. replied, “without question, yes.”
Of course we all know it is likely that, whether or not Trump concedes, he will attribute his loss to this being a rigged election.
Kellyanne just said on MSNBC that her candidate “is prepared to accept the results as he sees them.”
Rachel repeated several times: “as he sees them, as he sees them.”
He could care less than a flea cares which dog it bites whether he’s impugning our free elections, the bedrock of our democracy.
So enjoy the photo of the rigging…. and try to visualize it when you hear Trump and his surrogates having their post-election tantrums.