Following Trump confidant Roger Stone's allegation that Hillary Clinton might "steal this election" using the Supreme Court, and the Reuters' poll "tweaks" which sent her to a 7-point lead, Donald Trump is raising the alarm that he "is afraid the election is going to be rigged."
Just last week, before the Reuters polls were 'tweaked', Stone told Milo Yiannopoulous of Breitbart that if there is an "illegitimate" election, then there will be "widespread civil disobedience" and "it will be a bloodbath."
"I think your audience knows, I think we all know, that in this day and age, a computer can do anything. These voter machines are essentially a computer. Who is to say they could not be rigged?"
“I think we have widespread voter fraud, but the first thing that Trump needs to do is begin talking about it constantly," Stone said.
"He needs to say for example, today would be a perfect example: "I am leading in Florida. The polls all show it. If I lose Florida, we will know that there’s voter fraud. If there's voter fraud, this election will be illegitimate, the election of the winner will be illegitimate, we will have a constitutional crisis, widespread civil disobedience, and the government will no longer be the government."
“So, I mean the dream here, the ultimate ideal is that he wins by such a significant margin nationally that this is unnecessary,” Yiannopoulos concluded. “But it’s interesting to hear you say this, and it’s funny also, because Trump will go there. He will go to the places other politicians wont, and he’s probably the only person to run for president within the last fifty years who would dare to do this, and might even get away with it. It’s remarkable isn’t it how he’s just sort of re-injected reality into politics”.
And now Donald Trump, speaking today in Columbus, Ohio, raised the concern of a rigged election directly... "Bernie shouldn't have made a deal but he lost [because] it's rigged... and I am afraid the [national] election is going to be rigged."
"I think my side was rigged. If I didn't win by massive landslides, think about what we won in New York, Indiana, California, 78 percent, that's with other people in the race."
Trump made similar complaints about a “rigged” process during the Republican primaries. As Roger Stone concluded,
"If you can’t have an honest election, nothing else counts,"
"I think he’s gotta put them on notice that their inauguration will be rhetorical, and when I mean civil disobedience, not violence, but it will be a bloodbath. The government will be shut down if they attempt to steal this and swear Hillary in. No, we will not stand for it. We will not stand for it."
Just in case you thought things could not get any more obvious among the riggers, does this look 'normal'?
July 25: Trump was at 48%, Clinton at 45% in CNN/ORC poll.
Today: Hillary Clinton leading Donald Trump 52% to 43% in CNN/ORC poll.
Perhaps the biggest swing in a week in US election history?