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11:25 AM ET, October 17, 2016

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Steven Shepard / Politico:
Poll: 41 percent of voters say election could be ‘stolen’ from Trump  —  The American electorate has turned deeply skeptical about the integrity of the nation's election apparatus, with 41 percent of voters saying November's election could be “stolen” from Donald Trump due to widespread voter fraud.
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Associated Press:
The Latest: Trump Cites Biden as He Defends Himself  —  The Latest on the U.S. presidential race (all times EDT):  —  Donald Trump is calling Republican leaders “naive” for dismissing his claims of a rigged election and urging his supporters to “come together and win this election.”
Discussion: Politico
Michael Falcone / ABC News:
The Note: Ruckus Over Rigging  —  NOTABLES  —TRUMP'S WEEKEND IN REVIEW: In a series of tweets, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump doubled, tripled and quadrupled down on his contention that the Nov. 8 election is somehow “rigged.”  He offered no specific evidence to back these assertions.
Discussion: Politico and WCTX-TV
Tierney Sneed / Talking Points Memo:
Ohio's Top GOP Election Official Calls Trump's Rigging Rhetoric ‘Irresponsible’  —  Ohio's Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted - the state's top election official - said that Donald Trump's recent allegations that the election will be rigged were “irresponsible.”
Discussion: Washington Post
David Weigel / Washington Post:
‘Rigged’ election talk didn't start with Trump
Discussion: Business Insider
Eric Bradner / CNN:
Giuliani on rigged election: ‘Dead people generally vote for Democrats’
Casey Reynolds / The Midnight Sun:
MIDNIGHT SUN EXCLUSIVE: New Poll Shows Trump-Clinton Tied In Alaska  —  New polling numbers provided exclusively to The Midnight Sun by the Alaska Democratic Party show Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in a statistical tie in The Last Frontier.  —  The poll was conducted …
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Office of Media Relations:
New GW Battleground Poll: Clinton Begins to Pull Away from Trump, and Voters Think She'll Win
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and The Week
Office of Media Relations:
GW Battleground Poll
Discussion: Guardian
Anneta Konstantinides / Daily Mail:
But Wikileaks revealed this morning that Assange's internet link had been ‘intentionally severed by a state party’  —  At 6.30am this morning WikiLeaks tweeted: 'Julian Assange's internet link has been intentionally severed by a state party', with conspiracy theorists claiming that it is linked …
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Fox News:
WikiLeaks says Assange's internet link was severed by ‘state party’  —  WikiLeaks said Monday that its founder Julian Assange's Internet link was severed by a “state party” and that “appropriate contingency plans” had been activated. … The website's announcement came hours after it published three cryptic tweets.
Glenn Thrush / Politico:
22 toxic days for Hillary Clinton
Jim Morrill / The Charlotte Observer:
Pat McCrory: Firebombing ‘an attack on democracy’  —  Gov. Pat McCrory Sunday called the weekend firebombing of a North Carolina Republican headquarters “an attack on our democracy,” while one GOP official called it an act of “political terrorism.”  —  In a tweet, Republican presidential candidate Donald …
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Guy Benson / Townhall.com:
Awful: Local GOP Headquarters Firebombed in North Carolina
Tampa Bay Times:
Trump fans boo, walk out on Amy Schumer show in Tampa  —  TAMPA - About 200 people walked out of Amy Schumer's comedy show at the Amalie Arena in Tampa Sunday when she mocked Donald Trump as, among other things, an “orange, sexual-assaulting, fake- college-starting monster.”  —  7 Months Ago 7 Months Ago 7 Months Ago
Discussion: alan.com and New York Magazine
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Kristin Salaky / Talking Points Memo:
Trump Supporters Ditch Amy Schumer Show En Masse After She Mocks Him  —  About 200 people walked out of comedian Amy Schumer's Tampa, Florida show on Sunday—presumably in search of a safe space—after Schumer called Donald Trump an “orange, sexual-assaulting, fake- college-starting monster,” The Tampa Bay Times reported.
Rebecca Savransky / The Hill:
Report: Trump's son-in-law discussing post-election Trump TV network  —  's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, has reportedly contacted a top dealmaker in the media industry within the past couple of months about creating a Trump television network, the Financial Times reported.
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Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Donald Trump Might Not Be Running for President
Juan Williams / The Hill:
Women will doom Trump  —  A recent “Saturday Night Live” featured a “Weekend Update” skit with Tina Fey playing the role of an undecided, middle-aged female voter from a suburban town in Pennsylvania.  —  It was a funny sketch, at one point skewering GOP nominee Donald Trump  —  as “a drunk clown on the street.”
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Their Dark Fantasies  —  I'm a baby boomer, which means that I'm old enough to remember conservatives yelling “America — love it or leave it!” at people on the left who criticized racism and inequality.  But that was a long time ago.  These days, disdain for America — the America that actually exists …
Discussion: Daily Kos
John Wagner / Washington Post:
As Trump stumbles, Clinton weighs a striking choice: Expand the map or stick to the plan  —  Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton faces a striking choice in the final three weeks of the campaign: to expand her efforts to states that Democrats haven't won in a generation …
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Niall Stanage / The Hill:
Republicans fear for party's future  —  The Republican Party is in crisis — and it is going to get worse before it gets better.  —  The forces unleashed by Donald Trump  —  's presidential campaign are unlikely to disappear after the election, party insiders concede, even if Hillary Clinton
Joe Concha / The Hill:
Amid firebombing talk, CNN's Stelter says Trump ‘raising the temperature’ of rhetoric  —  CNN's Brian Stelter said during a discussion of the firebombing at a GOP headquarters in North Carolina that Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump  —  is doing the most in terms of “raising the temperature” of political rhetoric.
Discussion: RedState
 
 
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Louis Nelson / Politico:
Rep. King: Trump's claims of rigged election ‘partially unsubstantiated’
Discussion: ABC News
Blake Neff / The Daily Caller:
CNN Host Claims It's ILLEGAL For Public To View WikiLeaks Emails [VIDEO]
Discussion: Power Line and BizPac Review
Victor Davis Hanson / National Review:
The Case for Trump  —  Conservatives should vote for the Republican nominee.
Discussion: Althouse
New York Daily News:
Mom dies of ‘broken heart’ after son Kalief Browder killed himself last year
Discussion: The Root, Jezebel and Gothamist
Thomas Gibbons-Neff / Washington Post:
‘Band-Aid on a bullet wound’: What America's new war looks like in Afghanistan's most violent province
Discussion: The Daily Caller
New York Post:
Now, even Democrats can see the ObamaCare death spiral
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
How Apple Scaled Back Its Titanic Plan to Take on Detroit
Discussion: Engadget and The Verge
David Ferguson / Raw Story:
Biographer: Trump will get even more dangerous and unhinged as election loss looms on the horizon
 Earlier Items: 
Edward-Isaac Dovere / Politico:
Obama, Holder to lead post-Trump redistricting campaign
Conrad Black / National Post:
This is how democracy is supposed to work
Forward Progressives / Raw Story:
It's time to tell the truth: Donald Trump isn't running a presidential campaign, he's leading a cult
Fox News:
FBI asks for public's help to catch suspected serial child abductor
Luis Martinez / ABC News:
Why the Battle for Mosul Is Important
Discussion: Associated Press
Philip Rucker / Washington Post:
Inside Donald Trump's echo chamber of conspiracies, grievances and vitriol
Vaughn Hillyard / NBC News:
Donald Trump at Risk of Losing Arizona Despite State Party Support
Discussion: Washington Post and NBC News
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
Election Update: Where The Race Stands With Three Weeks To Go