Trump says election is rigged. Is he right?

Jason Rantala reports. 10/19/2016

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Throughout his campaign for president, Donald Trump has claimed the presidential election is rigged.

But is that possible? It all depends on who you ask.

"Impossible. It's impossible," said Herbert Raveneau of Jacksonville.

"I would think it could be and I think there's enough documentation to prove it at this point," said James T. of St. Augustine.

As of Wednesday afternoon, more than 1,500 people had voted on our online Facebook poll.

More than 50 percent of people say they are very concerned.

Michael Binder, an Associate Professor of Political Science at UNF, said there's really no way to fix an election.

For one, Binder says each county in Florida runs its elections independently, that's 67 different elections in our state alone.

For another, the safety measures: Each precinct has poll watchers. Both parties keeping an eye on any shenanigans, not to mention the Secretary of State's office keeping an eye on every vote and voting machines that if tampered with will set off red flags.

"After the election's over, there's people that are looking at every single precinct looking for abnormalities. If one precinct has been, let's say historically Democrat, and all of a sudden it switches to being Republican, that gets a lot of attention and looks for an explanation," said Binder.

With all the measures, some are hard to convince otherwise.

"The idea that we can keep our mouths shut and keep something secret when you are involving literally hundreds of precincts and thousands of people in this day and age, it's not realistic to think that's the case," said Binder.


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