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Trump Sees Wide-Ranging ‘Clinton Machine’ Conspiracy to Steal Election

Slipping in the polls, the Republican presidential nominee and his top advisers posit a Clinton plot to explain their recent unforced errors.
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Clinton Trumps ‘The Donald’ in New Polls

Donald Trump smells a far-reaching conspiracy.

With fewer than 100 days until Election Day, the Republican presidential nominee’s campaign has posited a simple and nefarious explanation for recent damaging stories about intra-party turmoil over Trump’s feud with Gold Star parents, his deteriorating standing in national and swing-state polls, a positive U.S. jobs report in July, and his wife’s plagiarism: The “Clinton machine” is orchestrating them all.