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In the run up to the US election, many are questioning the integrity of the election. How accurate are claims that the US election is rigged?

Claims that the US election is rigged are not accurate at all Show more Show less

Claims that the US election is rigged are not accurate at all. Electoral and postal ballot fraud are often overstated and are very rare. The Trump administration's criticisms of the US election's integrity stem from fears of losing.
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Postal ballot fraud is a conspiracy theory

Claims that the US election is rigged are not accurate at all. Voters are far more likely to make mistakes when they cast postal ballots. Claims that postal ballot fraud exists are inaccurate and are based on conspiracy.
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The Argument

Voters are far more likely to make mistakes when they cast postal ballots. Postal ballots may be rejected because inexperienced voters make technical errors. For example, in New York,sealing a postal ballot envelope with tape is grounds for disqualification.[1]

Counter arguments

The Trump campaign has often claimed that increased postal voting due to the coronavirus pandemic will lead to tremendous electoral fraud. His campaign has claimed that voters may receive inaccurate absentee ballots (ballots for those voting outside of their state).[2] Trump may be able to declare victory on election night, based on the tally of in-person voting while many postal ballots would still need to be counted in key states. The election could in fact be rigged for Trump as the public may be confused about the election, and Trump may be able to challenge postal ballots (and even throw some out in key states).[3]

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  1. https://www.ft.com/content/97fdbea4-5968-4ead-9029-eb0d2c13009c
  2. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/54562611
  3. https://www.ft.com/content/97fdbea4-5968-4ead-9029-eb0d2c13009c
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