The only precedents for the Trump imbroglio occurred earlier in the election cycle than this one, a month before Election Day and as some Americans are taking advantage of early-voting procedures in their states or are casting absentee ballots. The Trump-Ryan feud has left the Republican rank and file “dumbfounded”, said more than one GOP politician in the state.So the best strategy, according to several of his allies, boils down to this: Pretend Trump doesn’t exist. “American jobs are disappearing”, says the ad placed by the National Republican Congressional Committee, “while Hillary Clinton and Nancy Pelosi seek rubber-stamps like Kim Myers to fast track their agenda”. He engaged in an acrimonious battle, during which Trump insinuated, among other things, that Cruz’s father was implicit in John Kennedy’s assassination.Trump and his allies began October with $75 million in cash reserves – exactly half of what Clinton’s team said it had. “It would be literally insane to try to steal an election in the way Donald Trump is alleging”, law professor Rick Hasen writes at Slate.It’s a traditional GOP view that comes as Ryan finds himself under siege from fellow Republicans for his unwillingness to help Donald Trump win. The argument is so wrong, and so corrosive, that House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) felt compelled to say he’s ” fully confident” the elections will be carried out fairly.When asked if he thought Ryan wanted Trump to win, the GOP nominee said: “Maybe not”. “Maybe just doesn’t know how to win?”.Trump, in a series of tweets and speeches, has assailed Ryan, suggesting some sinister plot and calling the speaker ineffective. Paduchik said he spoke to Trump on Thursday. They think Clinton can defeat Trump in Iowa, especially in the wake of the video and allegations of inappropriate contact, and that Democrats can retake some of those congressional seats.The Republican presidential nominee offered no evidence to support the freakish claim, which he appeared to base on his belief that Clinton was energetic at the start of their second debate and downbeat at its conclusion. And speaking to a friendly Wisconsin radio host later in the afternoon, he wasn’t asked about Trump, either.Carly Fiorina took on Trump during the primary and never made the mistake of endorsing him. A former senator, Clinton has always been concerned with Democrats winning not only the White House but control of the Senate, underscoring how closely linked she believes her success as president would be to having her party in power on Capitol Hill.Reports of voter fraud have been few and far between in the USA, and never on a scale large enough to throw a presidential election. Party officers there are also expected to back party candidates.Senate Democrats, who are trying to take back the Senate, disagree with that theory.”When a major party’s nominee riles up his supporters and repeats the lie that the election is ‘rigged, ‘ the failure of Speaker Ryan and Sen”.Ryan is a precarious spot. She says neither candidate is qualified to be president.The prospect of Trump-induced violence on or after Election Day – he has directed his supporters to monitor polling places, a recipe for conflict – seems to be growing. In 2013, despite vehement Republican objections, the Democratic majority enacted the so-called “nuclear option”, which allows judicial (other than the Supreme Court) and most executive nominees to be approved by a simple majority, rather than the 60-vote filibuster standard.It’s a remarkable shift from four years ago. He could revoke his Trump endorsement, but this would require resigning the speakership, because a majority of GOP caucus members are from heavily conservative districts where Trump is popular. Her ad shows Faso urging Republicans to unite behind Trump. Last week Ryan’s office announced he raised over $15 million in the third quarter for House Republican candidates, bringing his total haul during the 2016 cycle to $48 million.Donald Trump is preparing to argue that if he loses the presidential election on November 8, that’s only because it was “stolen” from him.