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I remember hearing Trump claim (before election date) that the 2020 US presidential election would have to be rigged in case the outcome wasn't in his favor, but I don't remember when it was.

Is there any source about this claim, made before election date (Nov 3, 2020)?

I found this moment from a rally in Wisconsin, where he claimed that the primary election (Aug 2020) was rigged.
I'm not American, so it's not in my interest discussing the claim itself.

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    "I remember hearing" doesn't count as a notable claim. Can you remember where you heard this? If not, can you find a notable claim dating from prior to the election saying that Trump would make allegations of voter fraud if he lost? – F1Krazy Jan 25 at 8:16
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    @F1Krazy Do we really need a specific notable claim in this regard? Trump has been making these claims regarding rigged elections, over and over and over again, since 2012. – David Hammen Jan 25 at 8:34
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    He even claimed the 2016 election was rigged, although he won. I can't make sense of his claims at all. – Jerome Viveiros Jan 25 at 8:40
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    @JeromeViveiros Trump won 2016 in the electoral college, but lost the popular vote. He claimed the latter was because the election was rigged against him. Somehow these election riggers were competent enough to come up with millions of votes across many states without being detected, but not competent enough to deliver these votes in the states that actually mattered. – Paul Johnson Jan 25 at 9:19
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    text.npr.org/498713509 from October 2016 with "I will totally accept the results of this great and historic presidential election ... if I win" is one of many examples reporting Trump being clear in advance that he regarded any election he lost as being rigged – Henry Jan 25 at 9:33
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On November 7, 2012, Donald Trump claimed that

We can't let this happen. We should march on Washington and stop this travesty. Our nation is totally divided!

and that

This election is a total sham and a travesty. We are not a democracy!

These tweets are no longer visible, but they have been archived. See for example, Donald Trump's 2012 Election Tweetstorm Resurfaces as Popular and Electoral Vote Appear Divided.

And this was just the start. His claims of a fraudulent election increased greatly in 2016 when he won the Electoral College but he lost the popular vote.

The question asks about the 2020 election, and particularly during the period prior to the election. On multiple occasions before the election (multiple is an understatement), Donald Trump tweeted that the Democrats were trying to steal the election. During almost every one of his 2020 campaign rallies, Donald Trump claimed that the Democrats were trying to steal the election.

One of these many examples occurred on August 17, 2020 when Donald Trump claimed at a campaign rally in Oshkosh Wisconsin that the only way we're going to lose the election is if the election is rigged, starting at about 57 and a half minutes into the speech. That was not the first time he made such claims. For example, on March 24, 2020 he claimed that the Democrats are trying to rig the 2020 election, plain and simple!. It was also not last time he made that claim. For example, he claimed on September 12, 2020 during a rally in Reno, Nevada that it's a rigged election. It's the only way we're going to lose. Yet another example was the September 29, 2020 Presidential Debate, where he claimed that this is going to be a fraud like you’ve never seen.

This happened over and over and over again, both before and also after the election.

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    I think the moments I remember were the Reno rally and the Sep 29, 2020 presidential debate. Thank you for all the links! – Alberto Chiusole Jan 25 at 17:50

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