Will the U.S. Presidential Election Be Rigged?

Will the U.S. Presidential Election Be Rigged?

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In which John discusses the rigging of U.S. Presidential elections, a bit of recent electoral history, the electoral college, and considers the fundamental soundness of the political institutions of the United States. SOURCES:

CGP Grey’s video on the electoral college: https://www.youtube.com/watch?annotation_id=annotation_572578&feature=iv&index=13&list=PLC1C0D3F2BA472F62&src_vid=7wC42HgLA4k&v=OUS9mM8Xbbw
The 2004 U.S. Presidential election between George W. Bush and John Kerry was not stolen by Bush in Ohio. Here is Farhad Manjoo’s complete analysis of the vote rigging claims: http://www.salon.com/2006/06/03/kennedy_39/

More about how the U.S. House of Representatives has occasionally selected the President: http://history.house.gov/Institution/Origins-Development/Electoral-College/

George Soros does not have (and has never had) any investment in the voting machine company Smartmatic, and also Smartmatic machines will not be used in the 2016 election: http://www.smartmatic.com/case-studies/article/facts-about-smartmatic/

The study purporting to show that a high percentage of non-citizen U.S. residents vote has been thoroughly debunked by peer-reviewed research: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2016/10/19/trump-thinks-non-citizens-are-deciding-elections-we-debunked-the-research-hes-citing/?tid=a_inl

Election law expert Chris Ashby explains the many reasons why the U.S. Presidential vote will not be rigged, why voting machines cannot be secretly adjusted, and why the highly decentralized U.S. election system makes widespread fraud extremely unlikely: https://extranewsfeed.com/the-election-is-not-rigged-23917d9b0534#.e08aw2hr2

Five Reasons Not to Worry about a Rigged Election: http://www.npr.org/2016/10/18/498297287/5-reasons-and-then-some-not-to-worry-about-a-rigged-election

Republican and Democrat elected officials agree that our system of elections is “more secure than it’s ever been in our nation’s history.” http://time.com/4535364/donald-trump-rigged-election-fact-check/

A comprehensive investigation of voter impersonation in American elections found 31 incidents out of a billion votes cast: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2014/08/06/a-comprehensive-investigation-of-voter-impersonation-finds-31-credible-incidents-out-of-one-billion-ballots-cast/

Absentee voter fraud is somewhat more common than in-person voter fraud, but still very rare: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2014/10/13/the-disconnect-between-voter-id-laws-and-voter-fraud/

Voting law experts agree that official election fraud is becoming ” increasingly rare” in the United States, NOT more common. http://www.bbc.com/news/election-us-2016-37682947

Factcheck.org heroically tackles each of Donald Trump’s assertions about voter fraud in turn: http://www.factcheck.org/2016/10/trumps-bogus-voter-fraud-claims/

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