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Why Dead Voters Won't Tip the Presidential Election

Trailing in the polls, Trump at a campaign stop on Monday in Wisconsin claimed there are 1.8 million deceased individuals listed as voters



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    Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Experts say that Trump's claim that dead voters will sway the election is unlikely.

    While Donald Trump has raised the specter of voter fraud involving the identities of dead voters on Nov. 8, elections experts say such fears are based in more fantasy than fact, NBC News reported.

    "It is possible to have some votes stolen in this way, but it's not possible to be done on a wide scale," said Dick Simpson, a University of Illinois-Chicago political science professor, who said there are many safeguards in place to prevent such fraud.

    And Simpson would know — he's also a former Chicago alderman.

    "The voting process is decentralized from state to state," he said. "There's no one button you can push to rig an election" and have thousands of votes be cast by dead people.

    Trump Will Honor Election Results 'If I Win'

    [NATL] Trump Will Honor Presidential Election Results 'If I Win'
    Speaking at a rally in Ohio on Oct. 20, 2016, Donald Trump said that he would accept the presidential election results if they were in his favor. "I would like to promise and pledge to all of my voters and supporters and to all the people of the United Staes that I will totally accept the results of this great and historic presidential election -- if I win,” Donald Trump said, emphasizing the last three words by pointing into the crowd. The rally was held the day following the final debate, during which the issue of whether he would accept the election results came up. At the debate, he said he would have to wait and see what the results were. (Published Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016)