Donald Trump and Electoral Fraud (Again!)

@egdcltd (7101)
January 28, 2017 3:46am CST
So, once again President Trump is 'trump'eting about voter fraud and how millions of votes are wrong, despite the fact that even the person he's currently cheering on has nothing to substantiate his claims, months after the fact (and has a bit of a dodgy record when it comes to trustworthiness apparently). So, if he's that convinced that the U.S. election had massive amounts of voter fraud, why doesn't he just do the decent thing, declare the election invalid, and hold a new one? If electoral fraud is really as rampant as he claims it is, then obviously the result of the election is invalid, and a new one should be held.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday pressed his widely debunked claims of massive voter fraud by encouraging the work of a Texas man who has offered no evidence to support his claim that millions of people illegally voted in the 2016 elec
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@scheng1 (24741)
• Singapore
28 Jan 17
If he has a shred of dignity, he should have declared the election null and void. Everyone knows that Russia helps him to win the election, and he admits as much, so in this sense, the election is null and void. I just wonder why nobody takes action to nullify the election.
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@egdcltd (7101)
28 Jan 17
I don't know how easy such a thing actually is in the United States - and I think he actually believes more people voted for him than the results (and the protests!) suggest.
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@scheng1 (24741)
• Singapore
28 Jan 17
@egdcltd I think we just have to sit back and watch the fun! He's not going to do much good.
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@egdcltd (7101)
28 Jan 17
@scheng1 Unfortunately, he might do some harm. Sure, there is a limit to the amount of damage a president can do, but we might see just where that limit is if we're unlucky.
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@owlwings (39878)
• Cambridge, England
28 Jan 17
The decent thing? He can't declare the election invalid because HE knows that figures like "3 million invalid and illegal votes" cannot be substantiated ... and he also knows that he only won the election because of the shortcomings of the electoral system which allows someone to win even though the other party had a substantial majority of individual votes. Clearly what he plans to do now is to arrest and waterboard all US residents who are merely suspected of voting illegally to make them confess. Then he will send them [back] to Mexico so that they can clear up the mortar and point the joints on the Mexican side of the wall which is to be built (of course) by US Citizens from the American side.
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@egdcltd (7101)
28 Jan 17
I am actually beginning to wonder if he has a grasp on reality. He may actually believe that he didn't get votes due to voter fraud, and not because he isn't popular. Having the leader of a country with that level of delusion is worrying, if it's true.
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@owlwings (39878)
• Cambridge, England
28 Jan 17
@egdcltd Fact: "The sky is blue" Alternative Fact: "The sky is the same color as the grass [I can't help that I'm colorblind] which everyone knows is green. If you don't believe me, I'll deny that climate change exists, thereby abolishing grass and trees, so there! ... Nya-nya, ni, nya-na!"
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@egdcltd (7101)
28 Jan 17
@owlwings Let's hear it for Newspeak!
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• Preston, England
1 Feb 17
it does seem odd for him to be so concerned about fraud in an election he won, though he can't bear the fact that he lost the popular vote by 3 million, and in true democrasy tht should put Hillary in the Whitehouse - Trump can't handle so many people not just disloking him but actually despising him
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@egdcltd (7101)
1 Feb 17
I know our election system has its flaws, but at least I don't think we tend to get governments who actually won less votes than the losers. Yes, his reactions towards people objecting to him are childish in the extreme. He can't seem to believe it's true either.
@ilocosboy (39067)
• Philippines
28 Jan 17
And this question also his presidency. So the right thing.
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@egdcltd (7101)
28 Jan 17
I think he expects an investigation to reveal that he got less votes than he should. I think he'll be disappointed in that case.
@JolietJake (51104)
• United States
28 Jan 17
Yeah, I made a facebook comment about an app with around 10,000 downloads somehow extrapolates into 3,000,000 fraudulent votes. Must be more 'alternative facts'.
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@egdcltd (7101)
28 Jan 17
I think if Trump did hold another election, he'd really start going on about electoral fraud afterwards.
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