September 12, 2020

In bastion of democracy, worries over US election integrity

Washington (AFP) – “The only way we’re going to lose this election is if the election is rigged.”President Donald Trump’s astonishing remark last month — and his escalating efforts to sow doubts about the integrity of November’s vote — have highlighted a growing concern: can the United States, one of the world’s oldest democracies, assure a free and fair election in 2020?The American voting system may be facing its most serious threat in decades — fueled by baseless presidential rhetoric, record mail-in voting due to the coronavirus pandemic, worry about ageing machines, and accusations of …


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