As Donald Trump once again warned his supporters on Saturday that voter fraud is rampant and could cost him the election, he wondered aloud if he is receiving any of the fraudulent votes. “Maybe they’ll vote for Trump, I don’t know, maybe I shouldn’t be saying that,” the GOP presidential nominee said at a Saturday night rally in a convention center near the airport here. “I may be hurting myself, you’re right. You’re right. Maybe they’re going to vote for Trump. All right, let’s forget that. It’s okay for them to do it.” His tone was joking — but Trump’s comments follow several days of serious allegations that the system is “rigged” against him and that rampant voter fraud could cost him the election.
He has claimed that Democrats are voting using the registrations of people who have died and that undocumented immigrants are illegally voting, even though there is no evidence that such fraud is widespread. At the rally Saturday, he also suggested that some people are voting more than once by visiting several polling locations.
“There is the issue that everybody says, ‘Oh, oh, it doesn’t take place,’ ” Trump said. “Are these people playing games with us? Right? ‘Oh, it doesn’t take place.’ These are the people that negotiate our trade deals. These are the people that don’t know what’s going on in real life or these are the people that are just playing games with you. There is the issue of voter fraud. Isn’t it amazing how they say, ‘There’s no voter fraud.’ Folks, it’s a rigged system, and it’s a rigged election, believe me.”