Claims of potential “election rigging” by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump haven’t led to widespread concern being expressed to county election officials, San Diego County Registrar of Voters Michael Vu said Tuesday.
Trump has suggested in speeches and on Twitter that the results in the Nov. 8 general election will be stacked to ensure a victory by his Democratic opponent, former senator, secretary of state and first lady Hillary Clinton.
The billionaire real estate magnate also alleged that the election was being rigged by Clinton’s big-money donors.
Those concerns, however, don’t appear to have worked their way to the local level in San Diego County by way of public inquiries to his office, Vu told City News Service.
“I think the general public understands there are checks and balances throughout the system,” Vu said.
He said national elections are decentralized to state-by-state voting, and observers are often stationed at polling places.
Vu said Trump has made some broad comments but no specific accusations.
President Barack Obama Tuesday said it was “unprecedented” for any presidential candidate to “discredit the elections and the election process before votes have even taken place” and “based on no facts.” He also pointed out that battleground states like Florida and Ohio are run by Republicans.
–City News Service
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