I do find it hard to believe given the rhetoric prior to this national election, both parties had safeguards in place to ensure state laws were followed to a tee. Being thee ignoramus I am, I can't help but think that if laws or procedures were broken in this past election, something out of the court proceedings would of been found in favor of those claiming fraud.
I also believe that it is much easier to rig a local election compared to a national election, and I'm not that naive to believe that people don't try to rig elections, no matter what the political party.
All one has to do is look at our country's past to understand that rampant nepotism can keep some people in positions of power. Battle of Athens is one that always comes to mind, but I don't believe they go over that in our high school history books.