Not only are elections run by states, but in many/most places counting is done in the counties with observers from the parties present.brian wrote: ↑Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:17 amAs with all things Trump there's no logic or plan behind it. I don't doubt he would love to employ plans to screw with voting and will do what he can where he can, but the truth is that's not much. He can try to intimidate states to restrict mail-in voting or absentee ballots but the states run their own elections. He can encourage Russia to hack the voting machines, but huge swings in votes would be noticeable so it would take a close election to really work to any kind of degree (and presumes that most states haven't taken steps to try and secure the machines).
Etc, etc. I share the trepidation and concern but the integrity of the election is probably about 98 percent secure. Let's hope that's enough.
If the Rs really could rig elections that badly, Obama wouldn’t have won twice. They’ve been insanely power-hungry for decades.