And with a history of elections marred by rigging, voters were particularly sensitive and vocal about hints of irregularities.
There were reports of rigging, fraud and the use of violence to influence voting.
Children have fantasy lives so rich and combustible that rigging them with lies is like putting a propeller on a rocket.
“People are really upset and motivated by the idea that the wealthy are rigging the game in their favor,” he said.
Finding it possible to move, I now ran forward, and succeeded in stopping the wreck into the rigging and bitts.
The sight of these chaps set up all my rigging, and I felt ripe for fun.
One of the hands aloft was hit, and would have fallen on deck, had not another caught him and helped him down the rigging.
I started as though I had seen a tabby pounce down from the rigging!
People employed repairing sail, rigging, etc., with all expedition.
The wind, falling over the cliff, played mournfully in the rigging.
late 15c., "action of fitting (a ship) with ropes, etc.; 1590s as "ropes that work the sails of a ship," verbal noun from rig (v.).
late 15c., originally nautical, "to fit with sails," probably from a Scandinavian source (cf. Danish, Norwegian rigge "to equip," Swedish rigga "to rig, harness"), though these may be from English; perhaps ultimately from PIE *reig- "to bind." Slang meaning "to pre-arrange or tamper with results" is attested from 1938, perhaps a different word, from rig (n.) "a trick, swindle, scheme" (1775), earlier "sport, banter, ridicule" (1725), of unknown origin. Also there is rig (v.) "ransack" from 1560s, likewise of unknown origin. Related: Rigged; rigging.
"distinctive arrangement of sails, masts, etc. on a ship," 1822, from rig (v.). Extended to costume, clothing outfit (1843); horse-drawn vehicle (1831), which led to sense of "truck, bus, etc." (1851); and apparatus for well-sinking (1875).
To prearrange or tamper with a result or process; fix: Prizefights or horse-races have been rigged (1930s+)