Obama Says Electoral System is Rigged! Mike Vance November 28, 2016 News My how the tables have turned. Obama says electoral system is rigged. Not long ago he was ridiculing Donald Trump for similar statements. While at a press conference in Peru, Obama accused the Republicans of taking advantage of a rigged system while controlling the majority of Congress. “More votes have been cast for Democratic congressional candidates than Republican,” Obama said. “And yet you end up having large Republican majorities.” “But, look, you can’t make excuses about the rules,” he said. “That’s the deal, and we got to do better.” At least in the end, Obama showed a little bit of accountability. After all, the electoral system was set up this way when President Obama was voted into office.