ATS...........please...........get a grip on yourselves and think this 2016 election thing through with me for just a brief minute.
The 2016 Election is an event with several moving parts. Lets dissect them to better understand what's really going on.
First, there's the "election" for the position of POTUS. In reality, you aren't voting for either of the two major party candidates. You're
voting for preference in Electors to the Electoral College who will then vote for POTUS. You can read about this process at:
(United_States) However, there's more to know about this POTUS election; it ISN'T AN ELECTION! At
least in my opinion! Its already been decided by the PTB who will win this election. How do we know? Why would we think that? Because if you look
at this closely you'll see that in most all recent POTUS elections, there's been a Republican candidate and a Democrat candidate. In this election,
there's a Democrat Candidate and......Donald Trump who is, for all practical purposes, a 3rd party candidate. The Republicans have all but disowned
There is no Republican candidate because the Party elites had already decided amongst themselves that as for 2016 POTUS election, IT'S HILARY'S
TURN! So........what about the Republican Primary races? They were a dress rehearsal for 2020, a dog and pony show. All of them knew IT'S HILARY'S
turn, but for a few of the zealots like Cruz. So into the fray comes Trump and its like......"O.K. Donald, you get to run for POTUS, go for it, you
get to fall on your sword, better you than one of us!"
Second, there is a REAL ELECTION you get to participate in. That's what's called the "down ballot" election where you get to vote for Senators
and Representatives to the US Congress and where many of you will get to vote for your State Senators and State Representatives to your State
Legislators. THESE ELECTIONS ARE REAL and VERY IMPORTANT to you! Please educate yourselves on these races; get involved; hone up on what ever
referendums might be involved. Find out what's important to your community about these elections and determine which candidates best address the
needs of your district, village, town, city, county and State!
Let me make myself as clear as possible, I'm not saying the POTUS election is necessarily "rigged". There's always some weird outside chance of
an upset. What I'm saying is that because of the Electoral College, the POTUS election is, like a Casino is, advantage to the "house", the
"house" in this case being the Party leadership of the two major parties, Republican and Democrat. The election of POTUS isn't so much "rigged"
as it is "gamed". In the case of the 2016 election, its been gamed in favor of the Democrats because.........the Republican Party didn't really
put up a candidate for POTUS and as we can all see, Trump has had a very difficult time getting endorsed by Republican leadership, i.e., Senators and
In summary, do the right thing...............concentrate your attention to your "down ballot" elections.
So, for the purposes of this post.............lets discuss what's important in YOUR area, district, village, town, city and/or State?