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Francis Wilkinson

Trump Campaign Proves the System Isn't Rigged

No candidate depends more on the fairness of the Obama administration.
Counting on good government.
Photographer: Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images

The cornerstone of Donald Trump's shaky rhetorical constructs is this: The fix is in. Indeed, in this most inconsistent and unpredictable of political campaigns, Trump consistently promises that everything that matters has been rigged beforehand. 

"I'm afraid the election's going to be rigged. I have to be honest," Trump told supporters in Ohio last week. A North Carolina poll found that seven in ten supporters believed him.