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Trump’s ‘Rigged’ Claim

Trump is fond of the word “rigged,” and now says he’s a political trendsetter, claiming Bernie Sanders and then “everybody” followed his lead and started using the word “rigged” too. That’s false.

Trump Touts GOP Turnout

Donald Trump said that when it comes to primary voter turnout so far “the Democrats are down 35 percent, whereas the Republicans are up over 70 percent.” Trump is nearly accurate if the comparison is to 2008, but that year was an outlier for Democrats.