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Are Elections Rigged? What Do You Think?

Updated on November 8, 2016

The Choice is Yours.

Donald J. Trump - 2016 Republican Party Presidential Candidate.
Donald J. Trump - 2016 Republican Party Presidential Candidate.
Hillary R. Clinton - 2016 Democrat Party Candidate for President.
Hillary R. Clinton - 2016 Democrat Party Candidate for President.
Gary Johnson - 2016 Libertarian Party Candidate for President.
Gary Johnson - 2016 Libertarian Party Candidate for President.
Jill Stein - 2016 Green Party Candidate for President.
Jill Stein - 2016 Green Party Candidate for President.
Darrell Castle - 2016 Constitution Party Candidate for President.
Darrell Castle - 2016 Constitution Party Candidate for President.

What does it mean when an election is rigged?


As you know we are in the midst of a political election for control of this country. It is for the Office of the President of the United States.

It is being waged mainly between the Republicans and the Democrats. Without getting in to my personal opinions regarding politics in general it is clear that this political race is nastier than ones in the past.

One of the candidates in the race has stated the election is rigged. His name is Donald J. Trump.

I am sure all of us has made observations about this race and have personal feelings and belief.

Naturally when Donald Trump states the election is rigged he is giving his opinion likely to mean the outcome of the election is not in the hands of the electorate or the voters. There are attempts to control it by others. The electorate is the body of voters entitled to vote in an election.

The question I put before the readers of this Hub article is what does the word "rigged" mean to you or include. This question is put to the members for comment as the election process and the many components or elements of the election is varied and may contribute to the term rigged. I ask the following questions regarding this election and many other elections.

* Is the election rigged or controlled if super delegates control who will be the nominee of a political party?

* Is the election rigged or controlled if delegates or super delegates control how votes are cast?

* Is the election rigged or controlled when the powers of be set the system to elect candidates by electoral college delegates and not by popular votes cast totally nationally in the election for a candidate?

* Is the election rigged or controlled by the general media by how they report the election?

* Is the election rigged or controlled by the media if they don't report facts or just rendered their own opinion or interpretation of events.

* Is the election rigged or controlled if political party will not support their own candidate.

* Is the election rigged or controlled if citizens are prevented from casting a vote due to a criminal conviction?

Note: According to Elizabeth Hull, Temple University Press in her writing or article "The Disenfranchisement of Ex-Felons" in 2006 1 in 43 adults is disenfranchised from voting. (It is unclear if this figure includes non violent offenders or those who have completed their sentence).

* Is the election rigged or controlled by uneven reporting of candidates and their stories?

* Is the election rigged or controlled by reporting stories in the media not investigated thoroughly?

* Is the election rigged or controlled by reporting surveys or polls using unknown sampling data with the intent to influence?

* Is the election rigged or controlled if a news network reporter passes questions to a candidate in advance of the debate?

* Is the election rigged or controlled by debates controlled by others with various interests?

* Is the election rigged or controlled by candidates themselves in their positions and attacks on their opponent?

* Is the election rigged or controlled if the reported million's of illegal aliens in this country manage to vote by various ways and various state and local requirements?

* Is the election rigged or controlled by the general public who don't demand better candidates or more information from these candidates?

* Is the election rigged or controlled when the best this country can offer for the highest office and most powerful office of the United States is Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton?

* Is the election rigged or controlled if their are knowing attempts to have live voters represent deceased voters or to register voters under different names?

How is the vote tallied from the local district where you live to where it comes to a central point for reporting nationally? Who and what is behind the scenes in this process? Can it be controlled along the way? Is it being controlled? Who among us actually understand this process of reporting? Can the computers be programmed to control the outcome? Who is monitoring this voting counting process? Why is this process not open for inspection and not transparent?

As you can see there may be multiple theories or explanations for what may constitute a rigged election. The decision is in the hands of each one of us. I ask that you vote in my poll below on the question, "Is the United States Presidential Election of 2016 Rigged In Your Opinion or Assessment?

Thanks for reading, voting, and any comments.

What is your Opinion of the 2016 Presidential Election?

Is the United States Presidential Election of 2016 Rigged in Your Opinion or Assessment?

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      Wild Bill 10 months ago

      Ronald said: "Career politicians who spend 30 years governing or legislating or representing political interests needs changed."

      Exactly! You have to wonder about what motivates a lifelong politician; is it his/her well being or the well being of the country? Plus, the idea that there are lobbyists just gives me the willies!

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      Banned cause of pissants promisem and deantraylor 10 months ago from TWO OF THE MANY LYING LIB CRYBABIES OF HUB PAGES

      EXPOSED: THE MASTER KEY - How They Will STEAL The Election https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j95Nzuae9us&fe...

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      Ronald Bachner 10 months ago from Pittsburgh

      Thanks Bill for your comments. I agree that that concentration of power in Washington needs to change and be returned to the people and the states. Career politicians who spend 30 years governing or legislating or representing political interests needs changed.

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      Wild Bill 10 months ago

      I don't think a rigged election is as far fetched as most people think. Just look at the DNC mess and connect the dots. That has to be just the tip of the iceberg. With Wikileaks, the American public is finally seeing how things work behind the curtain. This is why we need to get rid of career politicians.

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      Ronald Bachner 10 months ago from Pittsburgh

      Thanks for the link. There is another link on you tube from Lou Dobbs where the story indicates 1 of 8 voter registrations are wrong or voters are dead. This translate according to him and the report to 18 million invalid registrations and approximately 2 million deceased voters.

      I think you can see from this and the above that there are many ways to influence an election. The media has reported that over 20 million have already cast their vote in the election. This is wrong to allow early voting. If there must be early voting for a valid good reason then it must be by paper ballot and verification. A disturbing part of this is the media is quoting numbers as to how the votes are going thus possibly influencing those who have not voted. This information should not be publicly disclosed until after the election. The tallying of any votes should not be conducted until after the election and is verified official. Thanks for commenting.

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      Banned cause of pissants promisem and deantraylor 10 months ago from TWO OF THE MANY LYING LIB CRYBABIES OF HUB PAGES

      Don't think the election is rigged? watch this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHqlUrdEGwU

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      Ronald Bachner 11 months ago from Pittsburgh

      Thanks Taze for your comments. I personally am tired of hearing about polls daily. It is an attempt to influence for the most part. Two hours after the debate they are announcing polls showing who they think the winner is. They feel the debate is a contest where announcing a winner is the objective. The debates speak for themselves and the voters or watcher will determine its impact for them. The impact of the debate can hardly be measured within 2 hours or so accurately. I know I do not need the view or opinion of so called news journalists. Have a good day.

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      Banned cause of pissants promisem and deantraylor 11 months ago from TWO OF THE MANY LYING LIB CRYBABIES OF HUB PAGES

      Greg not only is the media out of line on the way they report. They're totally doing their best to ignore news that hurts Hillary and do everything in their power to push her over the finish line because they know she can't make it on her own.

      Which brings us to the media polls:

      The liberal media spin – and many of the polls – are giving many the impression that Hillary Clinton has already been elected president!

      But the latest IBD/TIPP tracking poll, the most accurate national poll during the 2012 election, shows the race between Trump and Hillary is a dead heat – they are TIED! Rasmussen is showing that too – as does the Los Angeles Times tracking poll.

      It's so obvious the elections are rigged in many ways. It's one thing for the administration to support a candidate but another when they so transparently allow her to skate on crimes and are complicit in her lies acting only in her best interests and not the country's.

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      Ronald Bachner 11 months ago from Pittsburgh

      Thanks for your comments. I agree. The media is bias. I am tired of switching channels and I often shut the TV off because of the media and the candidates themselves. Best Regards.

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      Greg Schweizer 11 months ago from Corona, California.

      I don't think the elections are rigged, but I do know the media is way out of line on the way they report and that does make it out of balance. If all the people would watch ALL the news channels they could see that. BUT, they don't. Most people watch one news channel and they get that side ONLY. ALL of the media should report the news and NOT take sides. Anyway, that's my opinion, Greg.