The Danger in the 'Rigged Election' Narrative

Jonathan Bernstein is a Bloomberg View columnist. He taught political science at the University of Texas at San Antonio and DePauw University and wrote A Plain Blog About Politics.
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1. Adria Lawrence on the election in Morocco, at the Monkey Cage. I continue to believe the Monkey Cage election reports from nations around the world are one of the best things out there.

2. Jonathan Chait on “change” and 2016. I think it’s possible to overstate this case, but overall it’s certainly true that Barack Obama is a moderately popular president, something that appears to be literally unbelievable to many Republicans.

3. Heather Wilhelm at the National Review tries to talk reality to Republicans.

4. Jamelle Bouie at Slate on the real dangers in Donald Trump’s irresponsible talk of a “rigged” election.

5. And some interesting speculation from Greg Sargent at the Plum Line about the next debate.

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