“Voting is easy. It is something that we can do. Don’t listen to people who will say that somehow voting is rigged and your vote will get lost and it won’t be counted. That is not true,” Obama said during an Instagram Live event with Emmy award-winning actress Zendaya on earlier this week.
For many, everything is on the line in the upcoming elections. Trump has ramped up his campaign, this time choosing Antifa and Black Lives Matter as the cornerstones of his ire. Much like his 2016 campaign, which targeted undocumented immigrants (and many documented), Trump is whipping up a frenzy of panic and paranoia amongst his core base.
Trump made claims earlier this year that he’d only lose if the election were rigged.
“We have to win the election. We can’t play games. Go out and vote. Do those beautiful absentee ballots, or just make sure your vote gets counted. Make sure because the only way we’re going to lose this election is if the election is rigged,” Trump told supporters.
This week, when asked if there would be a peaceful transition, if he lost the election, he refused to commit.
“We’re going to have to see what happens,” Trump said at a news conference. “You know that I’ve been complaining very strongly about the ballots, and the ballots are a disaster.”