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“‘Rigged election’ rhetoric is having an effect on voters — just not in the way you think.”

Fascinating post from Charles Stewart: Donald Trump’s relentless messaging about a “rigged election” is having an effect on the confidence voters have that their votes will be counted accurately.  But, it’s not the effect you think. I came to this … Continue reading ?
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