Do Trump's Claims of Voter Fraud Have Any Merit?

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In this Aug.18, 2016 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks in Charlotte, N.C. about voter fraud.
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New polls from the swing states of Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Colorado show a narrowing path to victory for Donald Trump.

This shift in the Republican candidate's popularity is likely due to the release of the Access Hollywood tape and more than a dozen women accusing him of unwanted sexual advances. The Princeton Election Consortium predicts a 97% chance that Hillary Clinton will win next month and Nate Silver at FiveThirtyEight has the probability of a Clinton win above 85 percent.

Trump has said throughout this general election campaign that the only way he'd lose the election is if it's 'rigged' and last night in Wisconsin he told his supporters about the impending voter fraud conspiracy that could keep him from the White House.

At a rally in Green Bay, Wisconsin, he said, "They even want to try to rig the election at the voting booth. And believe me there's a lot going on. People that died 10 years ago are voting, illegal immigrants are voting? Where are the street smarts of some of these politicians? They don't have any? So many cities are corrupt and voter fraud is very very common."

Let's fact check: how common is election fraud and has it ever determined the outcome of a campaign? 

To get some answers, we're joined by Joshua A. Douglas, a professor of law at The University of Kentucky and an election law and voting rights expert.