New Reuters Poll Shows That 70% Of Republicans Think The Election Is Rigged

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This morning, Julian Assange offered a chilling and succinct assessment of the 2016 U.S. election, namely, that there is, in fact, no election but rather just an illusion of democracy that has been usurped by a corrupt political ruling class.


Certainly, new polling data from Reuters/Ipsos would seem to support that thesis.  A new poll of 1,192 Americans, conducted by Reuters, found that if Hillary wins only 50% of republicans would accept her presidency as legitimate while 70% would attribute her victory to voter fraud and/or vote rigging of some type.  Moreover, only 20% of republicans surveyed felt that the final vote tallies would be accurate.

Only half of Republicans would accept Clinton, the Democratic nominee, as their president. And if she wins, nearly 70 percent said it would be because of illegal voting or vote rigging, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Friday.


Conversely, seven out of 10 Democrats said they would accept a Trump victory and less than 50 percent would attribute it to illegal voting or vote rigging, the poll showed.


For example, nearly eight out of 10 Republicans are concerned about the accuracy of the final vote count. And though generally they believe they will be able to cast their ballot, only six out of 10 are confident their vote will be counted accurately.

Obviously, this data is fairly alarming, to say the least, but not terribly surprising in light of the staggering, systemic corruption recently exposed through WikiLeaks and the ongoing Congressional review of the FBI's investigation into Hillary's private email server...not mention DNC operatives openly talking about committing massive election fraud on undercover Project Veritas videos and working behind the scenes to incite violence at Republican rallies.  For those of you who still haven't seen the videos, they're worth a look.

The following video takes a look behind the scenes of the DNC's efforts to incite violence at Trump rallies:


And this one provides an excellent tutorial on how to commit voter fraud on a massive scale:


Given the exposure of mass corruption it should hardly be surprising that the "level of concern and mistrust in the system, especially among Republicans, is unprecedented," as a professor at the University of New Mexico told Reuters, but apparently it is.

"Republicans are just more worried about everything than Democrats," said Lonna Atkeson, a professor at the University of New Mexico and head of the Center for the Study of Voting, Elections, and Democracy.


Atkeson said the level of concern and mistrust in the system, especially among Republicans, is unprecedented.


“I’ve never seen an election like this. Not in my lifetime. Certainly not in modern history.” The difference, she said, is Trump. “It has to be the candidate effect.”


She worries that the lack of trust is dangerous. It is one thing to not trust government, but quite another to doubt the election process. “Then the entire premise of democracy comes into question,” she said.

What we find far more shocking is that somehow the American electorate's acceptance of mass corruption is split along party lines rather than being universally unacceptable. 



To help illustrate this situation, Bullard described a simple Taylor-type rule that could be used to provide a recommended value of the FOMC’s policy rate. He used the equation: i = r + ?* + ?? ? GAP +?u u GAP


Of the terms on the right, Bullard said that r is the most interesting in the current macroeconomic environment. He proceeded to show why by explaining that the final two terms could be dropped from the calculation based on current economic conditions.

The term u GAP represents the distance between the unemployment rate and what the FOMC views as a normal rate of unemployment, Bullard explained. “This gap is essentially zero today, so this term falls out of the calculation,” he added.

Next, the term ? GAP represents the distance between the current inflation rate and the FOMC’s inflation target of 2 percent, Bullard said. “Inflation has been below target in recent years, due in part to commodity-price effects. Net of those effects, this gap is relatively close to zero today as well,” he explained. “As a consequence, this term also falls out of the calculation.”

Moving on to the ?* term, Bullard said this represents the FOMC’s inflation target of 2 percent, or 200 basis points. That leaves the Taylor-type rule as follows: i = r + 200

Finally, the term r is the real interest rate on safe, short-term assets like short-term government debt, Bullard explained. “While the Fed is thought to be able to influence real rates over short periods of time, perhaps a few quarters, over longer time periods real rates are determined by market forces.”

He noted that one simple way to measure the real return on short-term safe assets is to consider the one-year nominal Treasury security and to subtract a one-year smoothed inflation rate from it, which produces an ex-post one-year real return on a safe asset.

The real rate of return on safe assets measured this way has been more than 200 basis points lower in recent years than it was during the 2001-2007 expansion, he said. The average from July 2013 to August 2016 was -1.34 percent, or -134 basis points. “This goes a long way toward explaining why the policy rate is low today,” he added. He also noted that r is unlikely to change over the forecast horizon and, thus, can be considered a “low-real-safe-rate regime.”

Accounting for all of the terms, the Taylor-type rule becomes i = -134 + 200 = 66. “The St. Louis Fed’s conclusion is that a single 25-basis-point increase in the policy rate—from 38 to 63 basis points—will get us very close to the Taylor rule value over the forecast horizon,” Bullard said.

Why Are Real Returns Low?

The reasons behind the extremely low real rate of return on safe assets have been widely debated, Bullard noted, adding, “Real rates of return on safe assets have been declining relative to the real return on capital in the U.S. for several decades.” In addition, he cited two factors that are putting downward pressure on real safe rates of return. One is that the U.S. is in a low-productivity-growth regime. The other is that the U.S. is also in a high-liquidity-premium regime, in which investors are willing to pay premium prices for safe assets like government debt.

“Real safe rates of return are exceptionally low at present and are not expected to rise soon,” Bullard said. “This means, in turn, that the policy rate should be expected to remain exceptionally low over the forecast horizon,” he concluded.

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RafterManFMJ's picture

Hey they rigged it for Kennedy.

King Tut's picture
King Tut (not verified) RafterManFMJ Oct 21, 2016 6:56 PM

The CIA took care of JFK and made sure the elections have been under their control ever since

hedgeless_horseman's picture


The US election is just as real as the recent Turkish coup d'état.

toro's picture

Bill Clinton - Potus - CIA
George W. Bush - Potus - CIA
Barack Obama - Potus - CIA
Hillary Clinton - CIA

Is Trump toast or what?

philipat's picture

Hey toro, previously mofio then santafe then Aristotle of Greece then Gargoyle then bleu then oops then lance-a-lot then most recently Loftie. Looks like Loftie got banned or just outed. I shall miss him! Let’s see how long toro survives, shall we?

You are a serial spammer and a serial pain in the ass. Might I politely suggest that you go fuck yourself? And get a life.

PS. You might have noticed that my attempt to expose you for what you are is always the same. That’s because your Spam is always the same (Using fake links to your BS site which has no connection to your comments; which are deliberately dramatic to mislead people into responding or clicking on the fake link) so it seems only fair that my exposure of your crap should also always be the same. An eye for an eye.

Bay of Pigs's picture

I cant believe the Tylers cant get rid of this asshole. Come on...

scm's picture

70% of RATpubliCONS belive the election is rigged. And they still believe THUMP is in it for them.


eforce's picture

Trump has the FSB watching his back, he'll be fine.

walküre's picture

so good it's worth repeating:

The US election is just as real as the recent Turkish coup d'état.

2016 is the year that Americans are learning they've been living like Soviets all these years. The big bad Russians knew their entire electoral system was a joke and kept pretending or it was off to the gulag.

Comrades Amerikanskis better get with the program!

GUS100CORRINA's picture

There is a very simple narrative that defines the choice for this election:

Option #1: (LIBERAL)

Americans can choose to be RAPED, PILLAGED, PLUNDERED and PERSECUTED as SLAVES under a TOTALITARIAN DICTATORSHIP where government is your GOD and controls every aspect of your life leading to great sadness, deceit and stress.



Americans can choose to be PROSPEROUS with LIBERTY and FREEDOM under the RULE OF LAW where the GOD of the Bible is your GOD and you have JOY and PEACE in your life.


Choose wisely America. 

Sam.Spade's picture

You are mistaken.  The choice is:

World war III to establish a centralized hierarchial tyranical world government


Disengage from the world stage and start dealing with our own problems here at home on a national level.


Globalist vs Nationalist.


True, not the best of choices.  I would prefer a Constitutionalist in the mix.  But, still, better than nothing.


Where is Ron Paul when we need him?

CJgipper's picture

Backing Trump because he knows that's what we need now.

. . . _ _ _ . . .'s picture


<--- rigged (tyranny)

<--- not rigged (democracy)

Perimetr's picture

Bananna Republic,

the USSA.

Homeland Security coming soon to your neighborhood.

NoDebt's picture

"It is one thing to not trust government, but quite another to doubt the election process. “Then the entire premise of democracy comes into question”"

No it doesn't.  The entire process of RIGGING ELECIONS comes into question.  Another lib/statist word-twisting mind-fuck tactic.  Roughly translated:  "If you don't force yourself to trust the rigged elections our whole society will crumble."  Utter horsehit.  Nobody wants to throw out the electoral process.  WE WANT THOSE WHO CHEAT AND GET CAUGHT TO BE BROUGHT TO JUSTICE.

Has anyone been brought up on charges for any of this shit yet?  Nope.  Has a criminal investigation into their activities even been started yet?  Nope.

C'mon, not even the kid registering a handfull of dead people in Virginia (who are STILL on the voting roles, even after being exposed, by the way)?  You can't even throw his narrow ass under the bus to keep up appearances?  I mean at least throw us a bone here.  We're been backed into a corner with no options.  What do you think we're going to do in a situation like that?


JohnG's picture

Cast my vote for Trump today. 

First time since Reagan that I was voting for someone rather than against his opponent.

Also got to vote no on four new government expansions and a new sales tax.

It felt awesome.


Son of Loki's picture

What is Scottie Foval's contact info.

Perhaps some peeples want to discuss the issues with him.

Ol Man's picture

Too bad it didn't count.  Oh well, maybe next election...


Who is John Galt?

JohnG's picture

I betting it will.  I'm in GA and we have pretty good elections here. 

The SOS is republican, you MUST show ID to vote, they (at least) seem to have it pretty tight.

There has been some fraud that has been found and vigorously prosecuted, but not really very much even reported.  I saw observers around and they were checking everything.

We have been able to vote down a bunch of tax increases, so this is encouraging.

Ol Man's picture

I wish you well in any case.  It seems that your heart is in the right place.  I know that my vote hasn't counted in any year that I voted (1979-2002).  It was disturbing to learn, but at least I now know where I stand.   Luck to you and GA.

Zero_Ledge's picture

That's quite an extraordinary claim that you know your vote hasn't counted from 1979-2002.  Care to provide some hard evidence?


Ol Man's picture

There is nothing extraordinary about it.  Vote manipulation has been a time honoured means of control for a very long time.

First it entails simple propaganda... or lieing if you prefer.

Then comes voter fraud, which has been detailed in the press since at least 2002...

And then there is always the direct manipulation of the count, Stalin's favorite method...

But in the end, one only needs to look at the fact the 90% of us do not get what we vote for.  In the beginning, I just figured that I was in misaligninment with the rest of the country, but as time went by I found more and more that most of the people felt as I, and would not vote away their rights.  It then became apparent that the votes were manipulated and we were stuck in a system that we could not control. 

Elections are an illusion to keep the masses from revolting.  That is all...

Care to provide some hard exculpatory evidence...

BeanusCountus's picture

Right with ya, but if there was Donna Brazille would claim the Russians were behind it. Hard evidence was examined by the FBI. And ignored. "Soft evidence" on Donald abusing women has been taken as fact due to mainstream media coverage. Perhaps you should ask for some soft evidence?

Parrotile's picture

Down Under it's business as usual. "Everyone" knows Trump "would wreak havoc as President" - per OUR (entirely-owned) MSM - that was as long ago as MARCH this year . . . .'s-little-to-stop-trump-wreaking-havoc-as-president/7228852

Curiously_Crazy's picture

Yep! I was speaking to my mother about Trump the other day and she was upfront in admitting "well if he get's in they will kill him".

I thought that was an indication she might actually have a clue on the matter, so I said "Well it's a possibility,  they couldn't handle JFK either". 

Her response "No, I mean they will have to kill him or he will destroy the US economy, JFK was a different matter entirely"...   Whhhaaaaaat??!?!

If an otherwise very well educated person can come up with tripe like that then I'm glad I don't watch any mainstream news unless it's unavoidable.

jmack's picture

They jokes on her, the economy is screwed regardless of who gets in.

TheReplacement's picture

I think they would not be so unwilling to throw us a bone if they didn't feel pretty confident that once they win this election they will be rounding us up for either re-education or liquidation.  This is the final push.  No time for apologies.  Win or die.

Moros-is-Here's picture

As Mao said (correctly), "Political power flows out of the barrel of a gun." If you want the elections to be a lot less rigged and corrupted, then use your Second Amendment right and shoot the bastards! As long as Scott Foval and his crew live, then the corruption, rigging and tampering will continue. The day the armed mob hunts him down and shoots him dead in the street is the day elections will start to be cleaned up.

Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.

The ultimate law enforcer is YOU!

(Where's my rifle?....)

GreatUncle's picture

You see that concept does not bother me why not? They are 1,5,10 ... limited by number.

I can be the target but you might find as the system fractures and it is there will be far more on my side than theirs.

This is the whole point of a police force, you police yourself within the rule of law ... takes 1 or 2 police officers.

The armed invasion by homeland security fails, you now got a sniper on every rooftop, fighting continual battles.

This is why the totalitarian and dictatorship fails ... you just do not and never will have enough numbers to apply the control.

Go for it NWO one world shit, 50% have to be paid controllers of the other 50%.

. . . _ _ _ . . .'s picture

"New Reuters Poll Shows That 70% Of Republicans Think The Election Is Rigged"

It would appear that my informal poll's numbers are somewhat higher. Reuters... pfft.

King Tut's picture
King Tut (not verified) RafterManFMJ Oct 21, 2016 6:57 PM


nmewn's picture

It was in Indiana & Missouri, if I recall ;-)

AtATrESICI's picture
Check out the link below of Biden. BIDEN: ‘I WISH’ I COULD FIGHT TRUMP, ‘TAKE HIM BEHIND THE GYM’ ‘That’s what I wish’

 Is he not the one who is pictured perving on little girls ?

yogibear's picture

Biden is a coward, the little pussy is hiding a Secret Serice guy.

All Trump would have to do is wave his hand and would knock Biden down.

AtATrESICI's picture

I thought, Biden might be propositioning Trump?

cowdiddly's picture

And the pedophile pervert Biden would promply get his ass thrashed. Trumps a construction guy and not real small. With good fighting Norseman blood traced back to Sweden,and parents German and Scottish. He would get his teeth knocked out and quick in an old fogey battle.

Go ahead Joe, just call Trump up. He's got great fight connections in both boxing and knows Don King personally, plus financed the startup of UFC and could make it happen.  That would be the PPV of the century I would pay a gold buffalo to watch him kick your worthless butt............yep just what I thought.

Laddie's picture

That is true, LBJ had a Mexican sheriff do well UNUSUAL things at the voting location

This is the LAST election where Whites can hope for ANYTHING!

And it is being rigged:
One thing you goys can do is TRUST the TRIBE!

Daily Caller:

Smartmatic, a U.K.-based voting technology company with deep ties to George Soros, has control over voting machines in 16 states including battleground zones like Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Michigan, Nevada, Pennsylvania and Virginia. Other jurisdictions affected are California, District of Columbia, Illinois, Louisiana, Missouri, New Jersey, Oregon, Washington and Wisconsin.

Its website includes a flow-chart that describes how the company has contributed to elections in the U.S. from 2006-2015 with “57,000 voting and counting machines deployed” and “35 million voters assisted.”

In 2005, Smartmatic bought-out California-based Sequoia Voting Systems and entered the world of U.S. elections.

According to Smarmatic’s website, “In less than one year Smartmatic tripled Sequoia’s market share” and “has offered technology and support services to the Electoral Commissions of 307 counties in 16 States.”

The chairman of Smartmatic is Lord Mark Malloch-Brown, who sits in the British House of Lords and on the board of George Soros’s Open Society Foundations. He was formerly the vice-chairman of Soros’s Investment Funds and even the deputy secretary-general of the United Nations when he worked as chief of staff to Kofi Annan.

Postal Worker Brags About Destroying Trump Ballots

Massive Voter Fraud Investigation TX

4 Million Ineligible and Dead on Voting Rolls


Dems Explain How to Commit Fraud Rigging Elections for 50 Years

Today, the government of the U.S.S.A. is deliberately eradicating White people.
Professor Kevin MacDonald’s ‘The Culture of Critique’ Reviewed

Inside South Africa’s Chilling ‘Eden Project’ Where Black People Are Banned

‘They must be white because all the murders and all the violence in this country is perpetrated by black people,’ the 55-year-old farmer says firmly without apology.

‘They must also be Christians and we intend to stick to that principle, we want to bring safety back to our own people.’

Barry Kieser, 56, has been robbed at gunpoint 12 times in the last two years in what he believes is a ‘rising tide of hatred against whites’ in South Africa.

Fearful for his safety, he is now planning a move to the controversial new community.

‘The onslaught against whites is coming, no doubt about it,’ the railway signalman told MailOnline. ‘The time has come when we need to live separately.

‘I am spat on all the time by the black passengers when I work next to the track, they throw rubbish at me and shout abuse.

‘Leaving our homes to be with our own people is the only way we can survive the growing tide of hatred against us.’

The vision of a new homeland for Afrikaaners–the descendants of the European settlers who landed in South Africa in the 17th century–was also a dream of white supremacist Eugene TerreBlanche, who himself became a murder statistic six years ago.

Pieter and Naomi van der Westhuizen hope that living miles from the nearest town–and non-white neighbour–will bring them respite from their ‘constant fear’.

Mrs van der Westhuizen, 48, is still suffering nightmares after being held up and robbed by gunmen, in her driveway, five years ago.

‘She now travels with every weapon imaginable,’ her husband said, ‘pepper spray, pangas [machetes], a gun. We are both trained in self-defence and go to the firing range regularly to practice our shooting.

‘But still we live in fear, our house is a fortress. If my wife sees some black guys walking down the street towards her she just starts shaking, she is scared for her life every day.

‘The life of a white South African is worth nothing now, we are being killed for a cell phone, our women–even the old and infirm–are being raped. I know there must be some black people who are good, but 99 per cent of them are flipping bad.’

Like many Eden pioneers, the couple closely monitor what they believe is the deliberate targeting of the white population, via a string of social media sites which report violent crimes in graphic detail under a #StopWhiteGenocideInSA hashtag.

tarabel's picture



Earth to South Africa.

Hey, dumbass Afrikaaners....


End of transmission.

Mr. Universe's picture

It's not so simple. They arrived 400 years ago and built that country out of nothing. The culture, if you could call it that, was mostly kill or be killed. Has there been one great native culture to come out of South Africa? I suppose you could consider them racist, as the average IQ of SA is 70. So is it wrong to think that if you have fairly average intellegence (90-110) that you are indeed superior to the group that is barely pushing 60? You should see some of the laws they are now passing, complete idiocracy. On the otherhand, you have a nice farm, decent income and a 400 year family history. Time to pull up and beat it? Perhaps.  

Clockwork Orange's picture

Shocked, be not.  Libs are as thick-skulled as they come. 

If it weren't for Yellen and her band of courterfeiting maruaders, the lib-sheep would never have been allowed to be so damn stupid.



NidStyles's picture

They are the low IQ borderline retarded sections of our populace. They have the college papers to prove it too.

TheReplacement's picture

Do not judge a general by the appearance of his army.  Judge him by his victory or defeat.

~ TheReplacement 2016

The smart guys are the ones pulling the strings.  They won't get hurt one bit if the blacks or the whites win.  They will get wealthier and more powerful either way.  This is how it works and it works on whites just about as well, judging by the western world.  How many black/brown people has the US and Europe killed in the past several decades?  For what?  Who benefited? 

'nuff said. 

Peak Finance's picture

LOL only 70%?

What the fuck is wrong with the other 30%

Ms No's picture

It's Reuters so you can probably add another 15%.  We are at the point now that virtually no polls can be trusted because they are just arbitrary perception control tools.  For all we know 75% of this country will vote Trump, 92% fear the government and  20% are worried that they may have to sell their own organs to purchase Obama Care.  I just make my own observations of comments on the internet and what I see and hear around me and see if it jives, which is almost never.  I noticed polls seeming skewed when I was in college it's just stupid obvious now.

King Tut's picture
King Tut (not verified) Oct 21, 2016 6:54 PM

Republicans tend to be more heavily armed

LetThemEatRand's picture

"It is one thing to not trust government, but quite another to doubt the election process. “Then the entire premise of democracy comes into question,” she said."

That's pretty much the size of it.  

GreatUncle's picture

Election process has been proved to be totally flawed.

Need to go back basics, one person one vote and no machine.

Hey I am racist against machines, the real question is do I have a right to be racist against a non-sentient being.

I think so if it is to be my enslaver.

Boris Badenov's picture

Still gotta vote Bigly.... or is it Big League?

Trump is my hero, I don't care if he loses, I will still support him whatever comes after!

(But he's not gonna lose). Trump will win in a (stop saying In a landslide, that's stupid). In an overwhelming high percentage of votes cast +85%

Secret Weapon's picture

Is Rigged the new R word?

Boris Badenov's picture

I was in Winn Dixie today, did not see the new National Enquirer issue at checkout....