He could have knocked that one out of the park.
"Are you kidding me? I'm up here telling you this woman is a crook and belongs in prison, but you want me to say I will support her anyway? No way in hell."
That's not "rigging the election" - not in the least.
That's just normal politics. They're not breaking the rules, they're not cheating. I actually think what they're doing is pretty hilarious, and smart, and effective.
Politics is not pretty.
its like a symphony conductor holds his arms up to bring the players to attention, then gives the downbeat.
or actually, it's probably like he's holding up that right hand to distract you while he comes around with his left hand to grab your pussy.