There are daily releases of videos showing how to rig the election and carry out voter fraud. There are daily WikiLeaks releases highlighting the corruption at the highest level of the Democratic party and yet, jumping into the presidential campaign like no other two-term incumbent, President Obama warned Donald Trump on Tuesday to “stop whining” about a rigged election system, calling the Republican nominee’s claims “unprecedented” and false.
From Washington Times
Speaking at a press conference in the dignified confines of the White House Rose Garden with the prime minister of Italy by his side, Mr. Obama couldn’t resist criticizing Mr. Trump in harsh terms, even after professing to be “subdued” because he wasn’t at a campaign rally.
“I’d invite Mr. Trump to stop whining and go try to make his case to get votes,” Mr. Obama said. “I have never seen, in my lifetime or in modern political history, any presidential candidate trying to discredit the elections and the election process before votes have even taken place. It’s unprecedented. It happens to be based on no facts.”
The president said Mr. Trump is trying to blame others for his impending loss on Election Day, and said the Republican’s whining proves “you don’t have what it takes to be in this job.”
Mr. Trump has accused the media of “rigging” the election in favor of Democrat Hillary Clinton, and has raised concerns about voter fraud. He repeated those claims Tuesday, pointing to a report by the Center for Public Integrity that said 96 percent of journalists who donated to a political campaign in this election cycle gave money to Mrs. Clinton.
“The media is an extension of the Clinton campaign, and they are trying to rig this election,” Mr. Trump said. “They even want to try and rig the election at the polling booths, where so many cities are corrupt and voter fraud is all too common.”
While the president sought to dismiss Mr. Trump’s claims of election rigging, Mr. Obama was careful to say only that there is no “significant” voter fraud in the U.S.
“Every expert, regardless of political party, regardless of ideology, conservative or liberal, who has ever examined these issues in a serious way, will tell you that instances of significant voter fraud are not to be found,” Mr. Obama said. “There is no evidence that that has happened in the past or that there are instances in which that will happen this time.”
There is evidence of voter fraud across the U.S., but not evidence that fraud occurs on a large scale.
The Heritage Foundation’s voter fraud database has documented more than 400 cases of proven voter fraud throughout the U.S., from examples of vote-buying, ineligible voting, false registrations and fraudulent use of absentee ballots.
In Minnesota, for example, there were more than 100 convictions for various voter fraud offenses from 2008 to 2011, including ineligible voting, false registrations and fraudulent use of absentee ballots.
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