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2016 US presidential election is going to be ‘rigged’, says Donald Trump

India TV News Desk Washington 02 Aug 2016, 19:06:59 PM IST
India TV News Desk

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has expressed fears of the November 8 presidential elections being ‘rigged’ to stop him from emerging victorious.

According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, Trump’s statement comes after he slipped in opinion polls conducted after Democratic Party’s national convention last week.

 “I’m telling you, Nov. 8, we’d better be careful, because that election is going to be rigged. And I hope the Republicans are watching closely or it’s going to be taken away from us,” Trump told Fox channel on Monday night.

Earlier in the day, Trump had questioned the integrity of the nation’s election system in Ohio.

“I’m afraid the election is going to be rigged, I have to be honest,” Trump had said in Ohio.

When he was asked about his assertion that the November election will be rigged, Trump said that he had been hearing about it for a long time.

Trump referred to the 2012 US elections in which Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney hardly received any vote in minority dominated neighbourhoods of urban areas.

“You had precincts where there were practically nobody voting for the Republican. And I think that’s wrong. I think that was unfair, frankly for Mr. Romney,” Trump said.

Trump has also made demands to change the dates of the three general-election debates because two of them are scheduled at the same time as pro football games.