How to steal an election in 15 easy steps:
1. Concede the election, but only to catch the winning opponent off guard so that he and his millions of supporters think that it’s in the bag, and so they don’t prepare for recounts, lawsuits, or ballot challenges.
2. Plan a bunch of cutesy photo ops–little, heart-warming vignettes–designed to ensure that you’re photographed with disappointed-but-still-adoring young female fans. Such a shame that you didn’t win. Ensure that the media reports that you’re upbeat and that you’ve (allegedly) bounced back from your disappointment. No hard feelings here. She’s a trooper.