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Donald Trump declines to say he'd accept the results of the election, but voter fraud almost never happens

Donald Trump declines to say he'd accept the results of the election, but voter fraud almost never happens

Donald Trump doubled down on his allegations of a “rigged election” during Wednesday’s debate, declining in a major breach of democratic protocol to say he’d accept the results of the election.

His reasoning included an implication of widespread voter fraud, asserting that there are “millions of people that are registered to vote that shouldn’t be registered to vote.”

But Trump is vastly overstating how common voter fraud is, according to election experts.

Voter fraud — in which a person casts a ballot despite knowingly being ineligible to vote — is “extraordinarily rare,” according...

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