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Trump Urges Supporters to Watch Polls in Chicago on Election Day

During a really Tuesday in western Colorado, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump urged supporters to monitor polling places in Chicago, Philadelphia and St. Louis for voter fraud on Election Day, something the Republican says is “all too common."

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    During a really Tuesday in western Colorado, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump urged supporters to monitor polling places in Chicago, Philadelphia and St. Louis for voter fraud on Election Day, something the Republican says is “all too common,” the Chicago Tribune reports.

    “Take a look at St. Louis,” Trump said Tuesday. “Take a look at Philadelphia. Take a look at Chicago.”

    “Look, if nothing else, people are going to be watching on November 8. Watch Philadelphia. Watch St. Louis. Watch Chicago, watch Chicago. Watch so many other places,” the divisive billionaire added.

    Trump has alleged that voter fraud is a widespread problem in American elections. In the past week, Trump has elevated his criticism, claiming the presidential election may be “rigged.”

    According to the Tribune, Trump has urged followers to monitor polling places in their neighborhoods, which some voting rights activists have interpreted as a call for voter intimidation. Nevertheless, experts have called Trump’s assertions about potential fraud unfounded, according to Bloomberg Politics.

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