As Donald Trump attempts to rejuvenate his grip of the US elections, he has derived a new argument. The argument is meant to explain the possibility of him losing the elections come November. The Republican nominee claims rigging in the US elections. He supported his statement at a rally. He said that the Democrats are planning to take advantage of weak voter identification laws to win “already stolen votes.”
Of course the Democrats were infuriated by these claims. They said that they are concerned the Republicans are afraid Trump’s tactics will backfire.
Republican-held state legislatures and Republican governors began in 2011 to instigate strict voter identification laws. But the Democrats do not support this. The Hillary Clinton led team argue that the minority groups are the target of such laws. These groups – the black and Hispanic – tend to favor the Democrats when it comes to voting.
Supporting the Republican historical priorities
But Trump has gone far past just the party lines call for tough identification requirements. He opened insight into what many seem to assume. Very few people would believe the possibility of US elections being rigged, but Donald Trump has stood his ground.
To make the matter more interesting, Trump made the allegations in a state that Hillary Clinton leads.
While in Pennsylvania, the Republican nominee said; “The only way we can lose, in my opinion is this Pennsylvania; cheating goes on.”
A local Republican official introducing Mr. Trump was more specific, pointing to Philadelphia, a city with a large African-American population. That came days after Mr. Trump told a rally in Wilmington, N.C., that without strict voter identification laws, people would be “voting 15 times for Hillary.”
What is more interesting is the fact that the Democrats have been winning the Pennsylvania votes since 1988.
Register as election workers
Trump has maintained that the Democrats can only snatch his votes so as to win. Therefore, he has started a campaign requesting his supporters to register as election workers. But this has not failed to raise questions of election intimidation.
Mr. Trump recently hired Stephen K. Bannon to be his campaign chief. The latter does not agree with the “propaganda polls” which depict Hillary Clinton to be on the lead.
Trump’s Campaign ad
Donald Trump released his first ad that concentrated on questionable immigration policies. But what was significant in the ad is the word “rigged” that popped out within two seconds.
Election officials haven’t been silent on the matter either. They expressed concerns that the arguments will create self-fulfilling prophecy. They said that he may be setting the path way for delegitimizing validity of the elections should Mrs. Clinton emerge victorious.
Previous election rigging claims
This is not the first time there are claims that rigged US elections. The speculations have always been existent but were more profound in the 2000 presidential race. In the said elections, the contest was between the Republican George W. Bush and the Democrat Al Gore. The US Supreme Court eventually settled on Mr. Bush.
When the 2012 presidential elections came to an end, some conservatives did not fail to claim fraud in Pennsylvania. But a Republican lawyer, Mark Braden, said that whereas America has a history of votes stealing, the election system now works extremely well.
But Donald Trump’s assertions are a reflection of a theme he has recently chosen: “rigged” political system. He bases all these to no charges being pushed against Hillary Clinton as a result of using a private server. The media coverage has also been blamed to focus on the positive side of Mrs. Clinton and none of Donald Trump.