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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally, Friday, Aug. 5, 2016, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Donald Trump's campaign is deploying supporters to watch polls for voter fraud


Donald Trump is convinced the voting polls are rigged. So he's turning to his supporters to break what he calls a rigged election.

Trump's campaign site linked to a form to "stop crooked Hillary from rigging this election" by monitoring polling places (the link seems to have been removed). Anyone who sees anything that looks like fraud will report it to a group of lawyers, The Washington Post reports.

What they want to do is create a pretty select, Navy SEAL-type operation...This ain't your father's Cadillac.
Randy Evans, chairman of the lawyers group

The group is the Republican National Lawyers Association, led by Randy Evans.

Trump has doubled down on the narrative that the election is rigged as his poll numbers slip.

Donald Trump's campaign is deploying supporters to watch polls for voter fraud

He has also insisted the media favors Clinton, including this line at a Pennsylvania rally.

I hope you people can sort of not just vote on the eighth [but]...watch other polling places and make sure that it's 100 percent fine.
Donald Trump, at a Pennsylvania rally

Voter fraud has been a hot topic lately, as Texas and┬áNorth Carolina have both had voter laws shot down by their courts for being racially discriminatory. 

Do you think voter fraud happens a lot in US elections?

Democrats like Bernie Sanders call talk of "voter fraud" a method of voter suppression.

And despite Trump's claims, voter fraud is extremely rare in the U.S. 

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