The big story out of the final presidential debate was Donald Trump saying that he won’t say if he will accept the outcome of the election if he loses on November 8th.
Following these remarks, MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski correctly pointed out that “charges of a rigged or stolen election do not exclusively belong to Republicans. Democrats and liberals have accused the vote of being rigged for George W. Bush both in 2000 and 2004 and have done so for years.”
Brzezinski pointed to several articles including:
Jonathan Chait’s 2012 article in New York Magazine titled, ‘Yes, Bush v. Gore Did Steal the Election.’
Salon’s 2012 article titled, ‘Is the GOP stealing Ohio?’
Ezra Klein’s 2014 article titled, ‘68% of Americans think elections are rigged.’
Brzezinski also pointed to a 2000 New York Times piece by Jesse Jackson:
”Twenty-two thousand people are begging for their vote to count and for its intent to be realized,” he said. ”This last vote caused a crisis in the credibility of this election. This is a crisis of integrity. We the American people deserve better. We should settle for nothing less.’
Brzezinski also pointed to a Rolling Stone article about the 2004 election, comments by Howard Dean, and Michael Moore’s film “Fahrenheit 9/11.”
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