Late Wednesday following the third and final presidential debate, long-time Clinton confidant and Democratic strategist James Carville reacted to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Trump allies suggesting there is the possibility that this election could be “rigged.”
Carville speculated on what might happen after the election should Trump’s opponent Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton emerge victorious and he remained steadfast in his stance on the possibility of a “rigged” election. However, Carville did acknowledge there would be “some fraud” in the presidential election.
“[O]nce you lose an election, you become diminished,” Carville said. “Right now, he is saying he is going to win. He looks like a real strong guy. If he loses this thing like I suspect is going to happen, he is not going to look good on election night. He’s not going to look strong. It is going to be presented as a massive rejection of Trump and Trumpism. Will he be able to conduct some kind of guerilla operation and take some people and do some new something? That’s possible. But, I think the scope of this thing that’s possible. Is going to be such that whether he accepts the verdict or not, people will. Some of the hardcore people with him probably won’t.”
“On the question of will there be fraud in the election?” he continued. “Look, there’s going to be between 130 and 140 million people vote. Well, of course, there is going to be some fraud. You couldn’t have 130 million, 140 million people do something perfectly. And the other point, he has no support in his political party for his position. I mean literally, every Republican officeholder, every Republican official, everybody says, no, we can’t do that, even Republican commentators. I think we can overblow his ability to take a large swath of voters with him and not accept the legitimacy of this election. I think we have to look to see the way it is going to feel on November 10 after the election is over. And I think it will be quite a bit different than tonight.”
(h/t Daily Caller)
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