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Media Worried Too Many Americans Will Question Legitimacy of 2016 Election

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posted on Aug, 23 2016 @ 06:15 PM
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Media Worried Too Many Americans Will Question Legitimacy of 2016 Election.... No kidding ! You could certainly color me on the side of questioning how has our voting rights been perverted to such and extent... That even I have serious doubts about out national elections...
For those who vapor lock at Trump's name try to get past his name and look at the meat of the article...
The following article hits some studies and high points of where known voter fraud has transpired... Why would anyone think this cycle would be different..? One could probably look no farther than Sanders and his run for nomination as the most recent debacle.
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You see, according to the corporate media, the only reason Americans think their elections are rigged in one way or another is because Trump said so. It has nothing to do with the explosive DNC email leaks that showed the Democrats manipulated the corporate media in favor of Hillary Clinton. It has nothing to do with superdelegates who get to override the voters. It has nothing to do with the Republican establishment choosing to shut down Colorado’s primary, handing all the delegates to Ted Cruz. It has nothing to do with now-former DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz admitting the role of superdelegates is to fend off grassroots political challengers. It also must have nothing to do with an RNC committee member openly wondering why the Republican Party has primary elections to begin with since the party chooses the nominee anyway — not the voters. That makes sense, right?

And while Bernie Sanders fades into the matrix with his endorsement of Hillary Clinton and recent decision to hit the campaign trail for her, many of his supporters feel the same way Trump supporters feel. The Democratic primary was rife with inconsistencies, voter suppression, and suspect voting machines — all of which have culminated into several high-profile lawsuits alleging wrongdoing by the DNC. Coincidentally, Shawn Lucas, the man who was spearheading one of the lawsuits, was recently found dead on his bathroom floor. But this is all Trump’s fault, right? Or maybe Russia’s?

But rest assured, as POLITICO notes, even though voting inconsistencies became famous in the 2000 Bush v. Gore presidential election, Gore was a good boy and didn’t bother questioning the findings. He did the right thing and conceded defeat despite vocal cries from his ardent supporters that he contest the election.

What’s interesting is that according to the Emmy-nominated HBO documentary Hacking Democracy, which followed the trail of investigators in Florida in an attempt to get to the bottom of the voter inconsistencies, the Gore campaign was made aware of verifiable issues with the vote counts but still encouraged the investigators to drop their cause and shut up. They were silenced by the candidate they were trying to help. This is what Trump should do if there are any questionable results in November, POLITICO suggests.

And boy, does Trump hate the media. He says it all the time. So much so that POLITICO thinks Trump could single-handedly do irreparable damage to the institution of mainstream media this election. This is yet another fiction being peddled by the self-serving corporate media. Instead of owning up to its waning trust among the general public, they would rather play the blame game. You see, long before Trump hit the 2016 political circuit, Americans had already started to lose trust in the corporate media. In September of 2014, Anti-Media reported, Americans’ trust in the media had reached an all-time low. As of October of 2015, only 7 percent of the country had a “great deal” of trust in the mainstream media — but this must be Trump’s fault. Or maybe we can pin this on Russia, too.

Another recent development that in my opinion doesn’t prove the elections are rigged per se — but rather, that they are illegitimate — is the overwhelmingly small turnout of voters who nominated both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. The two of them combined only attracted nine percent of the general public to vote for them in the primaries, meaning less than a tenth of the U.S. population anointed the nominees, one of whom will eventually be ruling over all Americans. Americans are hardly excited to get out and vote in elections nowadays — possibly because after years of believing unrepresentative politicians’ empty promises, they think the whole process has become futile.

But none of this really matters, anyway, since the U.S. is no longer a democracy or constitutional republic. It’s an oligarchy. In short, as a 2014 Princeton University study concluded,

economic elites and organized groups representing business interests have substantial independent impacts on U.S. government policy, while average citizens and mass-based interest groups have little or no independent influence. The results provide substantial support for theories of Economic-Elite Domination and for theories of Biased Pluralism, but not for theories of Majoritarian Electoral Democracy or Majoritarian Pluralism.

But again, as POLITICO notes, it’s not the actions of the oligarchy or the corporate media that have led voters to question the legitimacy of the system — it’s Trump’s words.

“…[M]any Republicans [elites] fear that Trump’s efforts to diminish people’s confidence in mainstream media, fair elections and politics itself will have a lasting impact,” POLITICO observes.

‘The damage this is going to do to various institutions is going to be long term,’ said Charlie Sykes, a prominent conservative radio host in Milwaukee who has been one of the country’s most outspoken and consistent anti-Trump voices. ‘How do you restore civil discourse after all of this? He is a postmodern authoritarian who’s in the process of delegitimizing every institution — the media, the ballot box — that can be a check on him.’

But what if it’s the oligarchic political system and the corporate media that have delegitimized themselves, and not some manufactured Trump conspiracy that has suddenly turned half the country into skeptical anti-establishment rebels? Maybe the corporate media’s collusion with the corporate government is the real conspiracy. Or maybe we should stop complaining and just blame Russia and Julian Assange — that seems a lot more convenient to the New York Times.



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posted on Aug, 23 2016 @ 06:20 PM
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As usual like him or not Trump is saying things no one else has said hence his popularity by some! Ironically in the last two weeks 100% of the voter fraud video's or article where related to the democrats and Hillary supporters doing shady things!



posted on Aug, 23 2016 @ 06:22 PM
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"Maybe the corporate media’s collusion with the corporate government is the real conspiracy."

I think you have your answer..



posted on Aug, 23 2016 @ 06:29 PM
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a reply to: 727Sky

That's really "genius" ...

First of all, as many people love to "bash" Trump. The fact of the matter is, that what he's saying is what ALL OF US, have been thinking for the past few decades. Whether we admit it, or not, is irrelevant. We all thought these nasty, ugly things, but we were too cowardice to admit it, or say it out loud. In fact, we still are ... all of us, me included.

So, what's Trump doing? going for the presidency? hell no ... he's a "corporate American", just like Hillary Clinton is. Just like George Bush and Obama are. No, he's not there to become president ... he wouldn't know what to do, if he did. No, he's there ... because he knows, just like you do, and just like I do ... that when it comes down to the real elections. All Americans will vote for the "saner" voice ... because we don't want to admit, that this is how we think ... so we'll vote Clinton. I would, and so will Americans. Because even if we have this mad voice inside us, this anger against what has been done to us ... we won't chose the door, where we know "bad" things lurk.

And even more to the point ... would ANY man on this PLANET have chosen Hillary Clinton as president of anything at all ... if her opponent hadn't been Donald Trump?

No, nobody would ... not a chance. So the only way, to get Hillary Clinton into office ... was to have somebody play the clown, that would eventually shun people away and to Hillary at the box office.

This election, was rigged from the very start ... and if you didn't get these obvious clues ... you ought to try and upgrade your intellect.



posted on Aug, 23 2016 @ 06:30 PM
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a reply to: 727Sky

Evidence of voter fraud has been present for many years, benefiting both the Republicans and Democrats. It is clear that the establishment of both sides hated Brnie and Trump. They succeeded in ousting Bernie, and now are going guns a blazin after Trump. This is the number one reason to vote for Trump, the fact that he is disliked by the establishment.

Yet despite all of the evidence of voter fraud in the past, the collusion of the media and the establishment, the leaked emails that show corruption on the part of the DNC to get Bernie out, we still see many people making fun of the idea that the election could be stolen.

Am I saying that if Trump loses this is proof of voter fraud? Not at all. But we can see how the entire system is stacked against him, because he is an apparent threat to the establishment. Just like they did to Bernie and Ron Paul before them, and do to all third party candidates.



posted on Aug, 23 2016 @ 07:39 PM
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It's pretty obvious this election is rigged. Trump pulls in 30,000 and the most Clinton has ever had is 5,000. The MSM will be responsible for her winning, as they are completely ignoring the corruption in the Democratic Party and the Clinton Foundation. Wasserman Shulttz should be banned from politics, but where is she? Working for Clinton. Well, STILL working for Clinton, I should say. Even those who should be the angriest, the voters, are going right along with it. Still defending Clinton, still chanting "Nothing to see here".



posted on Aug, 23 2016 @ 08:14 PM
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a reply to: Grambler

Outstanding comment, and I agree entirely.



posted on Aug, 23 2016 @ 08:15 PM
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There is plenty of evidence that primaries were rigged with no indication whatsoever that the intent was to stop there. Anyone who believes there is no fraud taking place has no clue what is happening. The only question is how much...



posted on Aug, 23 2016 @ 09:51 PM
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originally posted by: DAVID64
It's pretty obvious this election is rigged. Trump pulls in 30,000 and the most Clinton has ever had is 5,000. The MSM will be responsible for her winning, as they are completely ignoring the corruption in the Democratic Party and the Clinton Foundation. Wasserman Shulttz should be banned from politics, but where is she? Working for Clinton. Well, STILL working for Clinton, I should say. Even those who should be the angriest, the voters, are going right along with it. Still defending Clinton, still chanting "Nothing to see here".


To me, this is evidence that America should be destroyed completely. Judged. America will be judged for this. Judgement is coming to us all for this. I know which side of the fence I stand on.
edit on 23-8-2016 by NoCorruptionAllowed because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 23 2016 @ 09:51 PM
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a reply to: 727Sky



Well, heck, we've just seen how the FBI has handled one scandal that should have gone to court. We saw how the Supremes gave a pass to Obama Care when they should have knocked it down. The new way is "for the good of the country (and those in charge)." So we know, that despite the majority of public votes for the next president, the choice is probably going to be in various demo hands. So guess who wins no matter what?



posted on Aug, 30 2016 @ 08:00 PM
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I came across this as many of you might of seen. Hopefully if they do run the elections and are not corrupt, we can hope for an accurate and fair election.

www.washingtonexaminer.com...
edit on 30-8-2016 by Plotus because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 30 2016 @ 08:30 PM
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Anywhere else on the planet and they wouldbe calling it a Bannana republic and be shouting for International observers
edit on 30/8/2016 by stonerwilliam because: (no reason given)



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