Who's rigging the vote? Samantha Bee gets to the bottom of Donald Trump's election watchers

As Samantha Bee put it, "Donald Trump is afraid of riggers"

Published October 6, 2016 6:26PM (EDT)

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This article originally appeared on AlterNet.

This article originally appeared on AlterNet.

Donald Trump may not be preparing for debates, but he's definitely worked hard "preparing his November 9 excuses," Samantha Bee, host of "Full Frontal" pointed out Wednesday.


"I'm afraid the election's going to be rigged," the GOP nominee has told supporters ever since August.

While Trump promised to support Hillary Clinton should she become the next President of the United States at the first debate, he has since walked that back he continues to sow doubt about the legitimacy of the election.

"You gotta watch your polling places," Trump said at a campaign rally in Manheim, Pennsylvania, a week after the first presidential debate.

"I hear too many stories about Pennsylvania, certain areas. I hear too many bad stories. And we can't lose an election because of you know what I'm talking about," Trump articulately continued.

The Trump campaign is so convinced the election will be stolen from them that they are currently enlisting election watchers to monitor polling locations. But given the incredibly low chance of fraud, 1 in 15 million, why is the Trump train so worried?

"The election is definitely rigged," one Pennsylvania Trump supporter told "Full Frontal" correspondent Amy Hoggart.

"Is that just [Trump] protecting himself before the results in case he loses?" Hoggart asked.

"No, he won't lose," the Trump supporter insisted.

"So, why would the election be rigged then?" Hoggart wanted to know.

He didn't have an answer. And inside the arena where the rally was taking place, Hoggart and another "Full Frontal" correspondent Allana Harkin found more supporters, equally convinced.

"So, it's rigged if Hillary wins, but not if Trump wins?" Harkin asked one middle-aged man who claimed Trump would win "by a landslide."

"Exactly," he answered.

Harkin wondered what else he'd apply this theory to.

"Isn't that like saying any woman who didn't want to date you was a lesbian?" she retorted.

"Exactly," he said.

By Alexandra Rosenmann

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