Donald Trump blasts US ‘voter suppression’ by ‘oversampling Democrats’ in polls

October 25, 2016 3:30 am

People wait for the arrival of Republican presidential candidate for his campaign rally at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheater on October 24, 2016 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by AFP)

GOP nominee Donald Trump has blasted “oversampling Democrats,”  in polls as revealed in a recent batch of releases by transparency organization WikiLeaks, saying, it is meant for “suppression” of his supporters.
“When they leave the polls alone, I’m leading. But you see these polls, they are polling Democrats,” said the New York billionaire at a rally in St. Augustine, Florida, on Monday.
According to a Real Clear average of recent polls, Clinton currently maintains a 5.5 lead with 47.8 percent over the real estate mogul with 42.3 percent.
Trump sounded confident that he would emerge victor in the November 8 race, asserting that the media was just favoring his opponent, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
“It’s called voter suppression, because people will say, ‘Aw, gee, Trump’s out.’  Folks, we are winning. These thieves and crooks, the media — not all of it but much of it — they are the most crooked, almost as crooked as Hillary. They may even be more crooked than Hillary because without the media, she’d be nothing.”
Trump referred to a January 2008 email released by WikiLeaks from Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta’s account, about “oversampling” polls.
“WikiLeaks also shows how John Podesta rigged the polls by oversampling Democrats, a voter suppression technique,” Trump said.
Typically, more Democrats vote than Republicans, which has led to inclusion of more of them in public national polls.
The leaked email dates back to the time Clinton was facing then-Senator Barack Obama in the primaries of the 2008 presidential election.
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