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Voting Officials Are Fed Up With Donald Trump’s Talk Of A ‘Rigged’ Election

The Huffington Post

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Donald Trump has talked and tweeted extensively about the so-called “rigged” U.S. election, and voting officials have just about had enough.

The Republican presidential nominee has refused to say whether he will accept the results of the election on Nov. 8, and he’s encouraged his supporters to sign up as poll observers on Election Day to help him “stop Crooked Hillary from rigging this election.”

Although voter fraud is extremely rare, Trump’s claims have resonated with many of his supporters. In Louisiana, voting officials have been inundated with calls and emails from outraged residents who demand explanations for the real estate mogul’s claims.

“We have never seen this amount of calls. We spend an inordinate amount of time … responding to people,” Republican Tom Schedler, secretary of state for Louisiana, said at an event hosted by the Bipartisan Policy Center on Thursday.