By now we’ve heard that Donald Trump thinks the 2016 presidential race is rigged, but could that really be true? To get some answers, HollywoodLife.com has reached out to an election law expert for an EXCLUSIVE comment on why it’s impossible to mess with the results.
“This whole election is being rigged,” said Donald Trump, 70, to a North Dakota audience on Oct. 14, adding, “The whole thing is one big fix. One big ugly lie. It’s one big fix.” While there may be some cynics and conspiracy theorists out there who believe Donald is right on the money, election law expert, Richard L. Hasen, tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY that it’s impossible to rig…And here’s five reasons why.
1. It is impossible to organize enough people to vote illegally multiple times.
“For example, to vote 5, 10 or 15 times one person would have to register 5, 10 or 15 times in different jurisdictions with false names or go to multiple polling stations claiming to be somebody else.”
2. It is impossible to simply hack into computers and change vote totals.
“With thousands of different electoral jurisdictions there is no central computer counting all the votes while in a lot of states there is also a paper trail of the votes.”
3. Vote counting is a transparent act.
“Both the Republican and Democratic representatives plus solid government groups monitor and watch the vote counting on election day. Most of the people doing the tabulating are trusted public servants who want the process to be transparent and fair.”
4. Recent attempted hacks into electoral computers have been added to steal lists.
These lists act so voters cannot “manipulate vote counting machines with the intent to cast doubt on the legitimacy of an election not to actually change or affect the result.”
5. Most rare cases of fraud with absentee ballots involve vote buying.
“This is when somebody is paid to vote a certain way or when somebody steals someone else’s blank absentee ballot mailed from election officials and casts that ballot for a preferred candidate. To do this on a scale large enough to influence a general election is impossible.”
HollywoodLifers, do YOU still think the 2016 election could be rigged?