Patrick Allitt

America has a long tradition of voter fraud

The electoral commission of 1877, convened to resolve the election between Samuel Tilden and Rutherford B Hayes

Donald Trump was making modern political history even before he fell ill in the final stretch of his election campaign. By suggesting the result could be fraudulent — and therefore invalid — the incumbent President was menacing the fragile framework that, for more than 200 years, has eased the transition from one administration to another.

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