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Trump Skips Debate Walk-Through To Presumably Mope In His Hotel Room

Trump skipped his walk-through at the debate hall, per the campaign. Didn’t go. Still at his hotel. “His debate team is taking care of it.”

President Jimmy Carter --- Carter Center Statement on the Integrity of U.S. Elections

Recent claims about rigging of U.S. elections are unfounded and irresponsible. Based on our knowledge of the electoral system in the United States and of the many independent analyses of U.S. polling processes, The Carter Center has great confidence in the overall administrative integrity of U.S. elections. Checks and balances within our electoral system exist to protect it against manipulation. These include processes and checks before and after election day to ensure the integrity of the election process, such as pre-election testing of voting technology and postelection audits that take place in some states; the widespread presence of agents from both parties in polling stations; and the broad access to election results given to the media and the public, enabling transparent reviews of the election results. The American electoral process also benefits from the hard work and dedication of hundreds of thousands of poll workers and election officials, who represent both parties and ensure the integrity of the voting and counting process.

“The Carter Center has observed more than 100 elections around the world, some of them quite problematic,” said former U.S. President Jimmy Carter. “However, allegations of potential rigging of U.S. elections, as well as of widespread voter fraud, are baseless, serving only to undermine confidence in our democratic processes and inflame tensions.”

The Carter Center notes that no election is perfect and that there will be isolated administrative incidents in U.S. elections as in every election conducted around the world. However, these incidents should not call into question the integrity of the entire election. While The Carter Center is not observing elections in the United States, a number of reputable nonpartisan organizations are observing and will issue public reports of their findings after the election.


George Takei Nails What’s So Dumb About Trump’s ‘Rigged Election’ Gibberish

It's rather galling, isn't it, to hear a billionaire, born into money and granted every advantage, claim the system's rigged against him.

Garrison Keillor: When it’s over, maybe Trump should move to Nebraska

By Garrison Keillor Special To The Washington Post


So here we are, bilious and consternated, and in three weeks, it all comes to an end. Apparently, Mr. Trump will not call up Hillary on election night and offer her congratulations. He may file a lawsuit instead. His followers will be encouraged to believe that the election was rigged by Wall Street hedge fund managers in cahoots with the vaccine industry, followers of Saul Alinsky, and aliens living in Roswell, New Mexico, but whatever — it will be over. The shouting will die down. The "Lock her up" T-shirts will go into the bottom drawer. Families will gather for Thanksgiving and bite their tongues and avoid eye contact. There will be Christmas. The inauguration will take place, and Barack and Michelle and the girls will go to their new home and get out the Scrabble board and pop a kettle of popcorn. And next spring the 2020 campaign will begin.

I worry about Donald Trump. What is he going to do? He has damaged his brand. The steaks, ties, home furnishings, fragrances, whiskey, resorts, condos, golf club memberships — when you associate yourself with white supremacy, male chauvinism and invincible ignorance, this is not smart marketing. He can't go back to the Tower. Manhattan is about 83 percent Democratic. Why live among people who don't appreciate you and ride around in a black limo with smoked-glass windows through crowds of pedestrians giving you the finger? It's no way to live.

Does the man have friends? Or only associates? This is the big question. Is Sean really and truly his friend? Or Howard? Or Rudy? Do they go out for lunch and tell jokes about the two blondes who went to the drive-in theater in February to see "Closed For The Season"? I doubt this.

He should pick up his traps and move to Nebraska. He is leading in Nebraska, about 2-to-1. There are wonderful warmhearted people there who love and admire him, so he would fit right in. Look at Broken Bow, a town of 4,000 on Highway 2 in Custer County. He could get a nice 3BR there for $150K. There's a municipal airport, a hospital. The restaurants are good if you like beef. You can play golf from May through September and after that you can use a fluorescent orange ball and play in the snow. He'd be far away from The New York Times. He could make Broken Bow great, put marble floors and walls in the public school, put up a marble statue of George Armstrong Custer. He could attend a good evangelical church every Sunday and go to Bible reading Wednesday night where maybe he can learn more about those two Corinthians. He'd need to be careful about touching women suddenly without permission though because many of them are armed. If he grabbed one down there, she might cut him a new buttonhole. Even if she were a Christian.


Condoleezza Rice has the last laugh in response to a report that Donald Trump called her a 'b*tch'

When asked if she had any response to the New York Daily News report of Trump's remarks, Rice simply wrote back, "Exactly. Can't wait until November 9!"

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice dismissed Donald Trump with few words when asked about a resurfaced video of the brash businessman calling her a "b---h."

The video showed Trump at a Manhattan education expo in 2006, telling the crowd, "Condoleezza Rice, she's a lovely woman, but I think she's a b---h."

"She goes around countries and other nations, negotiates with their leaders, comes back and nothing ever happens," Trump added to applause, according to a Daily News story from the time.

In a video of the event uncovered by CNN's KFILE, Trump went on: "I wish she was a b---h. I don't care if she's a lovely woman. I want somebody that can go and make deals."


Republicans have shown they are unwilling to govern if they can't get their way 100%.


Nobody is looking at you Barack

"Do I have anything in my teeth?"


Obama to Trump: 'Stop Whining"


Warren's Tweetstorm slams Trump's 'rigged' comments: "You're losing because we see through you..."

Elizabeth Warren goes on Tweetstorm slamming Trump's 'rigged' comments: "You're losing because we see through your creepy bullying."

via: https://twitter.com/kylegriffin1

An important note from the Rude Pundit:

… I know a shit-ton of people down South and in the Midwest, working- and middle-class whites, most of whom never went to college, some not even graduating from high school, who think Donald Trump is a fucking hateful fraud, a showboating pissant, and a giant talking turd. When you try to “figure out” what drives Trump supporters and think that those of us who say, “Yeah, fuck them” are smug coast-clinging liberals, you are insulting the fuck out of the millions of people in Trump country who grew up in similar circumstances and decided that being racist, sexist, Islamophobic, anti-immigrant, and conspiracy-theory-loving jerk is wrong and work to make their area of the United States a little more tolerant and progressive…

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