They can fake the polls
to make it look as though the people support them. They can even rig
the elections with the voting machines. But they need an excuse for
why they cannot assemble a good sized crowd of supporters. This is
especially important when Ron Paul DOES assemble a good sized crowd of
supporters in the same town, at the same time.
Almost too true to be funny:
Diebold Accidentally Leaks Results Of 2008 Election