New York Donald Mintz: But of course the election will be rigged. Elections have been rigged since the founding of the Republic. Despite intervention by the courts, we shall still be voting in gerrymandered districts with unreasonable restrictions of various kinds hindering free exercise of the franchise. That a great deal of this is legal is quite beside the point. Operationally (and ethically), it is election-rigging at its finest—far more efficient than good old-fashioned vote-buying.