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Trump says the election is 'rigged.' These elections actually were.


Trump says the election is 'rigged.' These elections actually were.

After first claiming the entire American political system is "rigged," Donald Trump now says the 2016 election is, too. 

I'm afraid the election's going to be rigged. I have to be honest.

Trump told a rally in Ohio the election would be unfair.  

For a large portion of the world, elections aren't free or fair. Here are a few examples of foreign leaders gaining power through sham elections. 

In this Monday, May 9, 2016, file photo, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un listens during the party congress in Pyongyang, North Korea. North Korea has brought in more than 100 journalists from around the world to make sure that the 7th Congress of its ruling Workers' Party gets global attention. Four days into the event, they allowed a small number of foreign journalists into the convention hall where the congress was taking place. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)

In his first election since the death of his father, North Korea's Supreme Leader Kim Jong-Un was elected in 2014  to the Supreme People's Assembly by 100 percent of the voters. 

Not a single ballot was cast against him. 

FILE - In this Thursday Dec. 9, 2010 file photo, Syria President Bashar al-Assad addresses reporters following his meeting with French President Nicolas Sarkozy at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France. Paris prosecutors have opened a preliminary investigation into French government accusations that Syrian President Bashar Assad's government has committed crimes against humanity. The prosecutor's office said Wednesday the investigation is based on photos taken by a former Syrian officer who fled in 2013 and focuses on atrocities allegedly committed between 2011 and 2013. (AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere, File)

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad won a third term in office 88.7 percent of the vote. The June 2014 election was the country's first multiple-candidate presidential race, but polling was only allowed in Assad's strongholds.

Cuba's President Raul Castro, talks with press photographers at a welcome dinner for heads of state and government leaders attending the Caribbean summit, in Havana, Cuba, Friday, June 3, 2016. Castro spent part of his 85th birthday at the nighttime banquet and earlier, reportedly took a congratulatory phone call from Russian President Vladimir Putin. (Alexandre Meneghini/Pool Photo via AP)

Raul Casto won a whopping 99.4 percent in the 2008 Cuban parliamentary election. He was the only choice on the ballot. 

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Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi answers questions during an interview, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015, in New York. Sisi discussed various issues including Egypt's role in the Middle East, his country's work on an expansion project to the Suez Canal, and relations with the United States. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

Egypt's former army chief was elected president in a landslide victory in 2014. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi secured 93.3 percent of the votes cast in an election where the main opposition group was barred from fielding a candidate. 

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe addresses members of the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association, at the party headquarters, in Harare, Wednesday, July, 27, 2016. Zimbabwe's 92-year-old president on Wednesday said the longtime loyalists who turned against him last week should face "severe" punishment, and he vowed to stay in power for "a long time." (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

One of Africa's longest serving leaders, Robert Mugabe was elected to a seventh term in office in 2013, amid claims of voter fraud. Western election monitors were barred from the polls. 

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