Donald Trump is already raising questions about the outcome of the November election, telling supporters, "I'm afraid the election is going to be rigged. I have to be honest." While experts discount Trump's claims about "voter fraud," they concede that electronic voting is vulnerable to hacking. One advisor predicts a political "bloodbath" if Trump should lose, while the Clinton campaign calls him "a reflexive conspiracy theorist." Will the dispute lead voters to lose faith in the integrity of the electoral system? Is that the real threat to democracy in America?
Can voters believe that all their votes will be counted?
- Kurtzleben on questioning if election will be 'rigged' striking at the heart of democracy
- Maness on American voting machines, DNC hack
- Hasen's 'Plutocrats United: Campaign Money, the Supreme Court, and the Distortion of American Elections'
- Brennan Center for Justice on caging
- Public Policy Polling on Trump voters, rigged election
- Danielle Kurtzleben - NPR - @titonka
- Ryan Maness - Northeastern University - @DrManessRyan
- Allen Raymond - author and former Republican political consultant
- Rick Hasen - professor of law and the director of the Safeguarding Democracy Project at UCLA - @rickhasen