Trump’s allegations of vote rigging are an insult

We are used to President Trump making off-the-cuff and off-the-wall remarks, and this is what some supporters like about him. But his repeated statement, that the only way he can lose the upcoming election is if it is rigged, is unprecedented and so disrespectful of our constitutional right to vote. He further states that he will not accept the election result if he loses, and encourages his supporters to fight the result too.

Why has there not been bipartisan Congressional censuring of Trump for these incendiary statements which are a serious insult to our democratic process and are intended to incite civil unrest? Is it too much to demand that our president be rational, fair and mature enough to be a good sport, win or lose?

Lou Bellows


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