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The US: rebellion over a 'rigged' election?

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The US: rebellion over a 'rigged' election?


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As Donald Trump challenges the legitimacy of the US election, euronews correspondent Stefan Grobe took a look at the feeling on the ground.

Stefan Grobe, euronews

“Donald Trump’s repeated warnings about a ‘rigged’ election are beginning to erode confidence in the political process. According to [on of the] latest polls in Politico, 73 percent of Republicans think the election could be stolen from him. 17 percent of Democrats agree with the prospect of massive fraud at the ballot box. But not only this: Trump’s contention is setting off talk of rebellion among his core supporters. In Wisconsin, a sheriff openly talked about time for “pitchforks and torches.”

“Meanwhile, election officials from both parties have denounced Trump’s claims for which he has presented no evidence, calling it wrong and irresponsible rhetoric. We know that Trump hates to lose. But what he hates even more is taking responsibility for what looks like a likely election loss.”

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