The fix was in
US elections are rigged long before the voting results are falsified.
The news media helps the process along by making (or trying to make) legitimate candidates disappear.
In the 2008 campaign for president, the candidate the news media is trying to trivialize and marginalize Ron Paul.
In 1992, the “disappeared” candidate was Democrat Larry Agran.
The good news is that the Internet has made this kind of chicanery, much more difficult.