Obama was campaigning for Hillary in Miami Gardens, Fla. on Thursday when he slammed Trump’s “rigged election” claims, describing them as “dangerous.”
“When you try to sow the seeds of doubt in people’s minds about the legitimacy of our election, that undermines our democracy. When you suggest rigging or fraud without a shred of evidence, when last night at the debate, Trump becomes the first major party nominee in American history to suggest that he will not concede despite losing…that is not a joking matter.”
But Obama must have forgotten about this clip from 2008. He suggested that the election could be rigged by REPUBLICANS. And then he says something you won’t believe. He admitted that even Democrats have “monkeyed around” with election results.
“Well, I tell you what it helps in Ohio, that we got Democrats in charge of the machines. Whenever people are in power, they have this tendency to try to tilt things in their direction. That’s why we’ve got to have, I believe, a voting rights division in the Justice Department that is nonpartisan, and that is serious about investigating cases of voter fraud. That’s why we need paper trails on these new electronic machines so that you actually have something that you can hang on to after you’ve punched that letter—make sure it hasn’t been hacked into. I want to be honest, it’s not as if it’s just Republicans who have monkeyed around with elections in the past. Sometimes, Democrats have, too.”