2016 is not the first October surprise from these republicans. Reagan had his October surprise in which he committed treason against his own country to win the 1980 election , by secretly colluding with Americas sworn enemy Iran and the Ayatollah Khomeini to hold 52 US prisoners till after the US election to make President Carter look ineffective and weak and sway the election results.
Quote from Bani-Sadr first President of the Republic of Iran , 1979. "Ayatollah Khomeini and Ronald Reagan had organized a clandestine negotiation, later known as the “October Surprise,” which prevented the attempts by myself and then-US President Jimmy Carter to free the hostages before the 1980 US presidential election took place. The fact that they were not released tipped the results of the election in favor of Reagan."
"Two of my advisors, Hussein Navab Safavi and Sadr-al-Hefazi, were executed by Khomeini’s regime because they had become aware of this secret relationship between Khomeini, his son Ahmad, the Islamic Republican Party, and the Reagan administration."