The main soundbyte from the third presidential debate seems to be that Trump would not unequivocally accept the results of the election if he loses. In other words, Trump would reject the “peaceful transfer of power” so sacred to American democracy. At least, that’s what many observers are claiming. Trump, by refusing to say he would recognize a Clinton victory, is implying something “horrifying.”
Indeed, after his recent speech denouncing globalism, hostile elites, and media collusion with the Clinton campaign as threats to American sovereignty, it is hard to imagine Trump “accepting” the outcome. He has called for his opponent to be prosecuted should he win. He keeps calling the election rigged, and in a way he is right. The election is institutionally rigged. Let’s call it institutional racism.
Millions of Hart-Celler Americans are allowed to vote on whether we return to being a Eurocentric country or not. These post-1965 immigrants of color and their descendants, who have been both the majority of immigrants and the majority of population growth since the (((Hart-Celler Act))) was signed, get to decide our future. It would be like if a referendum had been held on, say, American independence from Britain, and soldiers and administrators of the British Empire in the colonies were allowed to vote on it.
That’s not the kind of rigging Trump is talking about though. He claims there will be widespread electoral fraud (which is unlikely looking at only past election trends, but this is an exceptional year). He more credibly claims that the media is working with the Clinton campaign against him to promote her and slander him (they are).