On Election Day, Trump still says it's 'largely a rigged system'


As voters cast their ballots around the country, Donald Trump again sounded off about what he perceives to be "largely a rigged system."

Phoning into Fox News on Tuesday, the Republican presidential nominee said he would "have to see under the circumstances" what he would do if he lost Tuesday. He said he wants a "smooth" election and understands what candidates historically do after defeat, but said he would wait to see "reports that are coming out" about voting problems if he loses.

"It's largely a rigged system. And you see it at the polling booths, too," Trump said, citing unverified "reports" that electronic machines switched Republican votes to Democratic votes.

Trump and allies have claimed they expect to see voting misconduct on Tuesday, but serious irregularities are historically rare. The GOP nominee has sparked criticism in recent months by claiming the election is systemically rigged against him and suggesting he may not accept the results.

His campaign already filed a lawsuit against a county in battleground Nevada on Tuesday, claiming it improperly kept some polling locations open too late on the last night of early voting.

When asked if he believes the election will conclude on Tuesday night, Trump said he would have to look at "what's happening" with voting before conceding — if results appeared to indicate a loss.