Interesting times ahead in the November US elections. President Trump announced in August that “the only way we are going to lose this election is if it is rigged.” The respected Economist magazine’s election forecasting model puts Mr Trump’s chances of winning at one in seven. “If President Trump loses by a wide margin there will be no way to challenge the result plausibly,” The Economist says, “but if the election is close, and especially if the result appears to change after election night because of late-counted postal ballots, both candidates might declare victory and their supporters might take to the streets. Things could turn very ugly.”

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